Revealed: Italian club attempted audacious double swoop for former Arsenal duo
Former Arsenal duo Alex Song and Samir Nasri
Italian minnows Benevento have reportedly tried and failed to sign former Arsenal duo Alex Song and Samir Nasri.
Song, who is claimed to currently be training with the Gunners, was released by Rubin Kazan, while Nasri recently left Turkish side Antalyaspor last month.
The unattached duo are available as free agents but they will not be linking up with another former Arsenal colleague Bacary Sagna at Benvento.
Serie A's bottom club had opened talks with the pair in recent weeks but, according to Sky Sport Italia, negotiations proved unsuccessful.
Both Song and Nasri are awaiting the right offers before making their returns to the game, leaving Sagna to front Benevento's unlikely bid to escape relegation from Italy's top tier.