Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is chasing £6 million-rated West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green.

The Sun says Wenger hopes to cash in on Green's growing frustration at Upton Park with a New Year bid.

Green, 27, is fed up at being consistently overlooked by England boss Steve McClaren and knows a move to one of the big four clubs would boost his chances of getting an international call-up.

Wenger remains unconvinced about current stopper Manuel Almunia.

The Spaniard took over by default from German No 1 Jens Lehmann, whose days at Arsenal are numbered.

The only sticking point could be that Green will demand first-team football.