Arsene Wenger has a long term interest in Niko Kranjcar, the 23 year old Croatian midfielder, according to the players father, Zlatko Kranjcar:
“Wenger was interested in Niko in the Croatian League and he has tracked him for sometime.”
It looks like Kranjcar might be a target for us if Hleb goes this summer, the midfielder is skillful and plays good football. He’d be a ready-made player for us, already having proved himself in the Premier League with Portsmouth. Harry Redknapp won’t want to let him go though!
Speaking about Hleb, Wenger has said that he will report Inter to FIFA for their illegal approach of the player:
“I will of course do it, with Inter Milan especially,”
“I now know more about what happened over there. I will keep the information for those who need to know it.
“I don’t want to speak much more on that but it is unfair what happened.”
It is totally illegal if Inter did approach Hleb, and Wenger is well within his rights to report them. I think what has happened is unfair and just unsettles the club and our players. The way some agents and clubs act is despicable and we have seen bad situations caused by this sort of action before.