Arsenal keeper target ready to move in January

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Arsenal goalkeeper target Julio Cesar has revealed he’s in talks with clubs over a move away from QPR.

The Brazilian international stopper has been frozen out at Loftus Road, with manager Julio Cesar favouring Robert Green ahead of the former Inter Milan stopper.

Still number one for his country, his club manager confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that he’ll be happy to let the player pursue other options in the New Year, and Cesar admits that discussions have already begun with other interested parties.

Whilst nothing ‘official’ has been placed on the table at this stage, Sky Sports reports that a return to Brazil is an option, and that Sao Paulo is also a potential destination.

"I am now in talks with some clubs, but nothing official. Let's see what happens,” the stopper told UOL.

"The transfer window opens in January, so we have until January to talk and continue with my work."

Reports in Metro yesterday claimed that Arsenal had been alerted to the 34-year-old’s availability, after pursuing a player in the position back in the summer transfer window.

Indeed, manager Arsene Wenger did bring Emiliano Viviano to the Emirates Stadium on loan, but the Italian has been unable to dislodge Wojciech Szczesny as the Gunners’ number one.

The Pole has been in fine form this season after initial question marks about his long-term position as the first choice between the stick at Arsenal, but the arrival of Cesar would add some competition and experience should Wenger decide to strengthen in north London.

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