Arsene Wenger is planning a summer swoop for West Ham United centre back Winston Reid, according to the Metro.
Reid is refusing to sign a new deal at the Hammers, with Wenger keen to find a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, who joined Barcelona for £15 million last month.
The New Zealand defender see’s in contract expire next summer, with Arsenal keen to prize him across London early, with West Ham keen to make a profit for the player.
Sam Allardyce is keen to keep the player, with Reid making 95 appearances for the Upton Park club since signing in 2010.
By Ben Reardon