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Arsenal’s odd to sign Southampton defender Jose Fonte has been slashed, according to HITC Sport.
The defender is being linked with a move to the Emirate as Wenger steps up his search for an experienced centre half.
Manchester United are also believed to be interested in Fonte and are prepared to go head to head with Arsenal for his services. It appears the Gunners have now stepped up its interest in the Portugal international.
Bookmarkers SkyBet have slashed the odds for Arsenal to sign the defender and have listed the club at 7/2 to sign the Portuguese.
However Manchester United are still favourites to sign the 32 year old but it seems Wenger is prepared to rival the Old Trafford club for the defender’s signature. Mourinho’s men are placed at 2/1 to sign the defender but it is unknown if they are really interested in his services as the United boss previously stated he has finished his business for this window.
It is Arsenal who are widely known to be in search of a defender and Wenger could make a move for Fonte. However, the club would have to work hard as Southampton are reluctant to lose a key player in the final weeks of the transfer window and would do everything to keep him.
Fonte has been impressive for Southampton in the last couple of seasons and could be a valuable addition to our squad.