Keeper heads for exit door


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is closing in on a £3million move for Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, according to reports.

Wenger is a long-term admirer of the Australian international and had a £2million offer for Schwarzer rejected by Fulham earlier this season.

But with the 37-year-old keen to leave Fulham following manager Roy Hodgson’s move to Liverpool, the Gunners are said to be ready to return to their London rivals with an improved bid in the next week – which could also include a coaching role.

While Wenger has ruled out a move to sign another striker before the start of the new season, he is anxious to improve his options in goal with Manuel Almunia and his number two Lukasz Fabianski both having made a number of glaring mistakes last season.


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