Bluebirds looking to hang on to talented custodian.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a straight denial in the pursuit of one of his key summer targets – Cardiff’s David Marshall.
Reports in The Daily Express have revealed that Cardiff have rejected the Gunners’ bid for impressive shotstopper Marshall, on account of the offer not meeting the price tag for the player, set by the Championship side.
It is reported that the Bluebirds are looking to pocket at least £15m from Marshall’s sale in order to reinvest back in the squad elsewhere to help them return to the Premier League.
The Gunners meanwhile, would be keen to bring the player to the Emirates, with their manager capable of offering him Premier League and Champions League football. However, the fact that Marshall may act more as a backup to Wojciech Szczesny, and only as a replacement for the departing Lukasz Fabianski at Arsenal may deter him from moving to north London.
It is also reported that Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 29-year-old, though neither club are likely to meet Cardiff’s asking price.
Marshall impressed for the club last season and was one of the brighter sparks in their campaign despite it ending in relegation.
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