Arsenal planning to splash out on Udinese defender Zapata

Arsenal are interested in Udinese defender Cristian Zapata.

Arsenal are interested in Udinese defender Cristian Zapata.

The News of the World says the Colombian defender is carrying a £6million price-tag and Arsene Wenger will move in as soon as the summer transfer window opens.

The Gunners boss is confident William Gallas will stay at the Emirates but he needs a versatile defender and Zapata, 23, fits that bill.

A source said: "Arsene is very happy with his first-choice back four but with Sol Campbell and Mikel Silvestre set to leave, Zapata is very much on the radar."

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