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Arsenal’s search for a centre back is becoming more complicated by the day, according to reports.
Wenger is working actively to sign a centre back before the end of the transfer window but the French man is finding it difficult to agree a fee for his targets.
The club have been locked in talks with Valencia over the services of Shkodran Mustafi but have struggled to reach an agreement with the Spanish club.
Wenger has now drawn up a list of alternative targets and reports suggest West Brom’s Johnny Evans is one of the defender’s on Wenger’s shortlist. However, the club are set to be disappointed should we turn our attention to Evans as The Sun via the Daily Mirror are claiming West Brom will reject Arsenal’s advances for the defender.
Arsenal have been tipped to make a £16m move for the former Manchester United defender but West Brom are prepared to turn down any approach as they want to hold on to the defender.
Wenger is still in talks with Valencia over the services of Shkodran Mustafi, should the club be unable to agree a fee for the German, the boss would turn his attentions to other targets. Bayern Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak and Fenerbahce’s Simon Kjaer have also been linked with a move to Arsenal.