Football rumour: Arsenal want Barca star Tello as part of Song deal

Barcelona's 20-year-old forward Cristian Tello. Photo: PA

Spanish football publication Sport.es is talking up a deal between Arsenal and Barcelona that would see the Gunners' Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song move to the Nou Camp, with highly rated Barca forward Cristian Tello - also a reported target for Liverpool - coming to north London in return.

It's not the first time this summer that Song has been linked with Barcelona, but Arsene Wenger is reluctant to part with one of his best central midfielders without getting more than just a fee from the Catalan club.