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Arsenal drop long-term interest in Bolton target Cahill

Sky Sports is reporting that Arsenal are no longer interested in signing Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill. The Gunners tried to land Cahill last week but their offer fell well short of Bolton's valuation and was rejected.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has now turned his attention to Per Mertesacker from Werder Bremen before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

The giant German is travelling to London to undergo a medical and will reportedly put pen to paper on a four-year contract.

Arsenal are also believed to be closing in on a deal for Fenerbache's Brazilian full-back Andre Santos.

 It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Arsenal's final transfer market moves

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