TRANSFER NEWS: Wenger & Dalglish Battle For £12m Defender
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a move for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen but faces stiff competition for the sought-after stopper.
The Belgium international is one of Europe’s highest rated defenders and was expected to leave the Dutch side in the summer with Arsenal known long-term admirers. However, the 24-year old is also being tracked by Premier League big spenders Liverpool and Manchester City.
Vertonghen is close to Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen and at £12m is viewed by manager Arsene Wenger as a cheaper alternative to Bolton Wanderers’ Gary Cahill.
Dutch sources say the Belgian is part of an extensive January shopping list drawn up by Wenger, which also includes midfield duo Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund) and Kevin Anin (Sochaux).
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