Arsenal Consider Shock £6m January Bid For West Ham Centre-Back

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Central defender has also been attracting the attentions of both Liverpool and Manchester United, but wants to stay in the capital though. 

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Arsenal are pondering making a bid for highly rated West Ham United defender Winston Reid when the winter transfer window finally opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Metro.

The New Zealand international has been at Upton Park now since August 2010, when Reid signed for the Hammers from FC Midtjylland on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

And in the intervening three-year period, Reid has gone on to establish himself as one of the most promising young centre backs plying their trade in the Premier League, with the 25-year-old having since gone on to score five goals in total in 82 matches in all competitions while at Upton Park, including four strikes in his 74 league appearances for the east London club.

As a result, it is understood that Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger is now considering making a shock swoop for Reid come the turn of the year as the Frenchman looks to bolster his back line with the north London club currently leading the Premier League, and in the hunt to win their first piece of silverware since 2005.

And it is expected that Reid, who has a contract at West Ham until 2015, would cost Arsenal £6m to buy in January.

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