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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gallas on his way out?

He may be attempting to lift France from their poor opening display against Uruguay to respond to Group A Betting 2010 World cup pundits, but William Gallas reportedly has other things on his mind.

There have been murmurings in Italy that the Arsenal defender is in talks with Juventus about a move to Turin once the finals in South Africa have concluded. It seems they are keen to strengthen their defence following the departure of Fabio Cannavaro to Dubai.

The agents of Gallas – who is out of contract at the Emirates – have been speaking with Juventus' general manager Beppe Marotta about a move and it is thought that the player himself is keen to move on.

The stumbling block, as ever, could be money and length of contract. At 32-years-old, Gallas is likely to want a three-year contract to help move into the final part of his football career, whereas Juventus may only be prepared to offer one for two years.

It seems as though it is a case of watch this space. As previously mentioned, Gallas is busy on international duty at the moment, so things may not be fully sorted until France are knocked out of the World Cup.

On the evidence of their first game though and considering that World Cup Group B Betting pundits have them down to potentially face Argentina in the next round, this might not be too long. They looked lethargic and lacking in ideas during the 0-0 draw with Uruguay and will need to pick things up in their second group game against Mexico tomorrow.

There is strong Arsenal interest in the French squad, after all. As well as Gallas, there is Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Abou Diaby who, along with former Gunner Thierry Henry, will be hoping for things to improve for the team in the coming weeks.

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