Arsenal handed capital boost in £5m Brazilian pursuit

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Arsenal have been handed a potential transfer boost in their pursuit of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

The QPR stopper has been told he can leave the relegated club this summer, according to Metro, with the same paper reporting both the Gunners and AC Milan are keen to add the 33-year-old to their ranks.

It’s Arsene Wenger’s side who appear to have the advantage in a potential transfer race however, with Cesar admitting he loves life in London and wants to remain in the English capital.

“There has been some talks with some clubs but nothing is certain. I’m not sure what my future holds yet, it’s too early to talk about that,” he said, according to the paper.

“Some Italian clubs are interested, but I love London – it’s a beautiful city. I want to remain in England because the football has impressed me a lot.”

Metro goes on to report that, whilst an official bid is yet to be made, Arsenal could land the former Inter Milan star for just £5million.

The Gunners still have a goalkeeping predicament at the Emirates Stadium, with Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski unable to make the position their own last season.

And, Cesar would be a perfect short-term option for Arsenal, with the paper going on to report that the north London outfit will look to offer the stopper a two-year deal.

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