Fulham and Arsenal linked with full back

Matthew-LowtonFulham and Arsenal are set to test Aston Villa’s determination to keep Matthew Lowton amid speculation the defender wants a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol has been alerted to the possibility of snapping up the Villa right back if Paul Lambert’s team suffer relegation at the end of the season.

Jol will face competition from Arsenal, who have watched the versatile 23-year-old extensively in recent weeks, but an offer of around £5million for the former Sheffield United full-back would hand Villa a £2million profit on the player.

Lowton has impressed scouts with his ability to link up in attack and his two stunning volleys this season have raised his profile further.

He was a relative unknown when he signed for Villa last summer and an offer of a new, improved, contract from the powers that be at Villa Park could make all this recent transfer speculation go away.

Fulham are still on the lookout for a right back because on-loan Koln defender Sasha Reither’s future is still up in the air with talks expected to resume in the summer.

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