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Cagliari confirm Arsenal interest as Marchetti put up for sale

Cagliari have put Arsenal target Federico Marchetti up for sale.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been keeping tabs on the stopper after failing to convince Fulham to part with the much older Mark Schwarzer.

Marchetti has angered Cagliari over claims they priced him out of a move to Sampdoria.

"I understood from his words that he doesn't want to stay with us," Cagliari club president Massimo Cellino said. "I would have preferred it is he had said so to me and not to the newspapers, but there aren't offers for him.

"The only real club that is pushing for his signature is Arsenal."

A statement on the club's official website also confirmed that the player had been made available.

"Cagliari Calcio take note of the fact that Federico Marchetti has expressed his wish to leave due to his declaration with the press," the statement read.

"The club will do everything to make him content. Should Marchetti really have to leave Cagliari, then the regular keeper will be Agazzi. Cagliari aren't looking for another keeper."

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