Arsenal Ready New £7m Offer for Valencia Keeper

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However, los Che value shot stopper at £25m. 

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Arsenal are set to shortly return with an improved bid for highly rated Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, according to reports in the Metro.

The north London club have identified the Spaniard as being the man to provide some much-needed competition for current No 1 Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates this season after Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger lost confidence in his Poland international towards the back-end of the previous campaign.

In fact, the Frenchman even dropped Szczesny for the club’s crucial Uefa Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena last March due to what Wenger described as “mental fatigue”.

And as a result, the Gunners have since been linked with a whole host of big-name keepers, although so far this summer none have been brought to the capital.

However, last week Wenger saw an offer of £4 million for Guaita rejected out of hand by the Liga giants, who are said to value the 26-year-old at a whopping £25m, although the Spaniards are also understood to be willing to compromise on that figure.

And with Wenger having dispatched his chief negotiator Dick Law out to Spain this week in order to try and seal a deal for the shot stopper, the club are now believed to be willing to lodge a second improved bid of £7m for the Valencia No 1, although whether that will be enough to persuade los Che to do business remains to be seen.

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