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Wenger hoping to lure Cahill or Mertesacker to Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in defensive reinforcements in the winter transfer market.

The Gunners boss is keen on Bolton Wanderers centre-half Gary Cahill who has been valued at around £17million by manager Owen Coyle and is also looking at German international Per Mertesacker.

The Werder Bremen defender has been a target for Wenger in the past but a move has never eventuated. It is believed that the French tactician wants to bring in a new centre-back this week after having another key defender in Sebastien Squillaci go down with injury.

Whilst Cahill will cost the North Londoners plenty, Mertesacker is a cheaper proposition as he would only cost about £10million.

 It's all kicking off again! Click here for the No1 coverage of Arsenal's winter market transfer news.

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