Arsenal launching bid for Schalke defender ­Papadopoulos

Arsenal are eyeing Schalke defender Kyriakos ­Papadopoulos.!--break-->
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Arsenal are eyeing Schalke defender Kyriakos ­Papadopoulos.!--break-->

The Sunday Mirror says manager Arsene Wenger wants to strengthen the centre of his defence this summer and has also been trailing Swansea’s Ashley Williams.

But there has been little progress over a deal for Williams and Schalke star Papadopoulos is viewed as a potential alternative, along with Saint-Etienne teenager Kurt Zouma­.

Liverpool and Chelsea have also been tracking 21-year-old Papadopoulos, who has been capped 16 times by Greece.

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