Arsenal boss Wenger intensifies pursuit of Barcelona defender Caceres

Arsenal's pursuit of Juventus defender Martin Caceres is set to intensify.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners are struggling to tie up a new contract for William Gallas, while there are doubts about the ageing Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre.

Arsene Wenger is also braced for a raid by Inter Milan for his right-back Bacary Sagna, who is seen as a potential replacement for San Siro star Maicon.

Barcelona defender Caceres impressed at the start of his year-long loan at Juventus this season, but the Turin side are reluctant to pay the £10million asking price as they concentrate funds on ambitious bids for Liverpool duo Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano.

Caceres fits the bill of being a defender who is good on the ball, impressing at centre half or at full back for club and country.

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