Arsenal Planning Bargain £5m Bid For Danish Defender

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Arsenal are lining up a bargain £5million move for FC Copenhagen defender Mathias Jorgensen.

The 21-year-old has only one-year left on his contract and the Gunners are hoping to take advantage of this and bring him to the Emirates.

The Denmark international has impressed many observers with his displays last year in the Champions League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a tall centre-back and has been left frustrated in his efforts to sign Gary Cahill from Bolton and Blackburn’s Christopher Samba.

The Frenchman will move for the player, nicknamed Zanka, to add more height to the Gunners backline which was left exposed last season.

Wenger ideally would like a defender with Premier League experience but will not pay over-the-odds for them.

Another possibility he is exploring is a swap deal involving Nicklas Bendtner for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.

The offer is likely to include the striker plus around £10million to get the highly-rated centre-back but Wenger faces a battle to make the Bundesliga champions sell their prized asset.

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