Arsenal are reportedly ready to make the first move to sign Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, according to The Sun.
The United States international has had an excellent season for the Cottagers, and has received rave reviews after scoring 23 goals for Martin Jol’s men this season, including a spectacular free-kick against Sunderland at the weekend.
With Liverpool also admitting an interest in the Craven Cottage star and his contract expiring in the summer of 2013, it is expected that Dempsey will move on to a bigger club when the transfer window reopens.
The newspaper indicate that Arsene Wenger will make an approach for Dempsey this week, and plans to play the attacker behind striker Robin van Persie and alongside new signing Lukas Podolski.
Fulham have offered Dempsey a new three-year contract, but it is expected that the North American will choose a transfer in the summer instead.
By Gareth McKnight