Diop interests Arsenal
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fulham boss Chris Coleman warns Arsenal off Papa Bouba Diop.
Fulham manager Chris Coleman has placed a £15 million price tag on midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, but fears that Arsenal could be looking in his direction as they seek a replacement for
The Gunners have struggled since the Frenchman's move to Juventus, and Arsene Wenger may see the Senegalese giant as an ideal candidate to step into his boots.
Ç£We still have good players and we want to hang on to them. And they don't want to be struggling near the bottom again. We all want to be higher,Ç¥ admitted Coleman.
Coleman could be forced to sell some of his biggest assets, however, with transfer funds tight and the side seemingly locked in a relegation battle.
But the Welshman was talking up his team's chances against Manchester United this Saturday.
Ç£Can we beat Manchester United at home now? Of course we can. We know we can beat anyone - at home or away,Ç¥ Coleman urged.
Coleman has reason to be optimistic. After a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford two seasons ago propelled Fulham to a best ever finish of ninth, the Fulham boss believes victory at Craven Cottage could have a similar effect.
Ç£If we could get a result against Manchester United it would be a great launching pad for us.Ç¥
Fulham have won just one Premiership game out of seven this term and lie 16th in the league, but Coleman is convinced that his team's forward line are giving opponents problems.
On the debate about The Premiership, Coleman added: Ç£The Premiership has taken some criticism lately but the beauty of it is its unpredictability.Ç¥