Arsenal have joined the race to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, according to the Daily Star, but face competition from Liverpool.
The Leicester goalkeeper has proved to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and helped the Foxes claim one of the most unlikeliest titles wins in history last season.
However, the Foxes are struggling this time around and Schmeichel could be tempted away from the King Power Stadium, particularly if they are relegated.
The Gunners are well stocked for goalkeepers currently with Petr Cech and David Ospina although there has been criticism for Cech from some quarters this season.
There were even claims could have been dropped for Saturday’s clash with Hull after his error in the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, gifting the ball straight to Cesc Fabregas for the Blues’ third goal.
However, Cech did indeed feature and kept a clean sheet although he could make way in midweek for Ospina as Arsenal return to Champions League action against Bayern Munich.
Arsenal were linked with a move for Joe Hart recently, which Wenger sought to dismiss insisting he already has “three world class goalkeepers”.
While Wenger may be happy with his options there is no denying that Cech is reaching the end of his fabulous career, the Czech will turn 35 in May and is clearly not a long-term option.
There are also question marks over Ospina’s future and whether the Colombian is willing to continue playing second fiddle to Cech, particularly if Colombia were to qualify for World Cup 2018.
Schmeichel is expected to cost around £30m and although he is undoubtedly a quality goalkeeper he is already in his thirties and the club may prefer a younger option.