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Arsenal tipped to make January move for World Cup stopper

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Arsenal could make a January move for Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg after Ajax refused to rule out the possibility of him leaving the club.

Arsene Wenger had been tipped to replace current first choice custodian Manuel Almunia before the summer transfer window closed on Tuesday, but failed to secure a deal for Fulham stopper Mark Schwarzer.

While Schwarzer was thought to be a short-term solution for the Arsenal boss, Stekelenburg has been earmarked as a long-term replacement for Almunia.

The 27-year-old represented his country with distinction as they reached the World Cup final in South Africa - narrowly losing out to Spain - and it was reported earlier this summer that Wenger was closely monitoring the progress of the Ajax number one.

And, despite failing to secure his services before deadline day, the Gunners could yet make an official approach when the transfer window reopens in 2011.

"There was interest in him, yes. But there was no official bid as Stekelenburg didn't want to leave," an Ajax insider told talkSPORT.

"What will happen in January? Who knows? You can never tell in football."

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