Arsenal prepare bid for Spanish stopper

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes

Barcelona are expecting Arsenal to make an offer for goalkeeper Victor Valdes at the end of the season, the Daily Mail reports.

The Spaniard announced earlier this season he will not continue at the Nou Camp, and the Premier League team could be keen on signing the stopper, valued at £8.5million.

Wojciech Szczesny has not performed at the best of his abilities this year, making individual mistakes that have made Arsene Wenger consider the possibility of finding a replacement.

Arsenal are not the only Premier League club interested in the Spanish international however, as Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked to the 31-year-old.

The Reds’ goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, is also on the Gunners’ shortlist and could be set for a summer departure at the end of the season.

Barcelona, aware of Valdes’ desire to leave, are tracking the market and seem to have settled on two Spanish keepers plying their trade in the Premier League with both Reina and Manchester United’s David De Gea being reportedly linked to the La Liga leaders.

Therefore, the summer window could begin a domino effect involving three top Premier League clubs in Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United and three top Spanish keepers – Valdes, Reina and De Gea.

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