Daily News Summary: Arsenal £7m deal, Nastasić return at England, Birmingham monitoring Vasilev

Club slap £7m price tag on Arsenal and Chelsea target

The London giants are determined to bolster an attacking options in January and considering the move for Greek outfit Panathinaikos attacker Nikolaos Karelis.

After injury of Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck, there is only one centre-forward Olivier Giroud at Gunners squad, while the Blues strikers Loyc Remy and Radamel Falcao clearly struggling this term and Mourinho searching for their replacement.

Nikolaos Karelis

In a private talks with our reported Greek club’s insider revealed that, Panathinaikos is ready to sell their starlet in case of  £7m (€9.8m)  bid from Premier League side.

The 23-year-old is known for his pace, hardworking style of play, technique, creativity, and dribbling ability; he has also been deployed as a supporting striker or as an attacking midfielder on occasion. Karelis has scored 7 goals and made 3 assists this term in his 14 appearances for the Greens.

Chelsea are monitoring the €15m rated Manchester City flop

According to our Bundesliga based reporter, Chelsea are actively monitoring former Manchester City defender Matija Nastasić.

With players like John Terry faring so poorly at the start of this season, it is unsurprising to see Chelsea target a player like Nastasić, who has already proven himself to be among the most promising centre-backs in Europe.

Nastasić joined Manchester City from Fiorentina in 2012 after some commanding displays and signed a five-year contract with new club. But the transfer appeared unsuccessful as Serbian played just 34 Premier League matches during three years, before moving to German side Schalke 04.

Matija Nastasić

Schalke’s 3-0 win over Werder Bremen on 15th of August came at a price with Nastasic tearing his Achilles tendon after just 15 minutes. He underwent surgery in Munster and set to return in January.

Despite of health problems the 6”2” defender could be a good addition for Chelsea, because of his talent and experience at youth age.

Aleksandar Vasilev from Ludogorets Razgrad is on Birmingham radar

Birmingham representatives are interested to get the signature of Ludogorets Razgrad talent Aleksandar Vasilev, as the youngster has attracted the attention of the Blues’ scouts, due to his displays for Bulgarian outfit.

It is not a secret that manager Gary Rowett is a huge admirer of the young talents and the 20-year old Vasilev could be a good addition to English club’s youth team.

Aleksandar Vasilev

The Bulgaria U-21 international is a versatile attacker as he can play on both wings at midfield and also can be used a playmaker. It is believed that Arsenal will launch suitable bid for Vasilev in January that will be around £1.5 million.

Rumen Dimov

Rumen is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Bulgarian football and supports for Ludogorets Razgrad. Basketball and web-design are another his hobbies.