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Arsenal Set To Battle Premier League Rivals For West Ham Battler

Upton Park star has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.

Arsenal are set to battle Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool for West Ham defender Winston Reid, the Daily Mirror reports.

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The New Zealand international has impressed since his move to Upton Park in 2010 and is now at the centre of a three way tussle for his signature.

The centre-back’s contract runs out at the end of the season and with so much interest in him, the Hammers may decide to cut their losses and sell Reid to get some form of transfer fee for him.

The Gunners defence was again exposed against quality attacking opposition on Sunday when they lost 2-0 to league leaders Chelsea.

While Arsene Wenger has several quality attacking players within his squad, he lacks strength in depth defensively and has targeted Reid to solve that problem.

While the Frenchman looks set to make a cut price bid to sign the 26-year-old in January, he will be rivaled by both Manchester United and Liverpool, who also have their own defensive problems.

Reid isn’t the only player that Arsenal are looking to sign in January with reports suggesting that Real Madrid enforcer Sami Khedira could move to the Emirates at the beginning of 2015.

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