Arsenal plot summer move for Spanish international

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Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for Spanish keeper Diego Lopez.

The Villarreal stopper has been in impressive form for the La Liga side this season, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly keeping tabs on the 28-year-old with a view to a potential transfer move.

Lopez moved to the Yellow Submarine for around £5 million back in 2007. He had worked his way through the Real Madrid ranks after breaking into their 'C' team as a teenager, but only ever earned two appearances for the Bernabeu club after seven years.

After originally starting as second choice, Lopez instantly took his chance when it arrived in. The Spaniard earned his spot as the No.1 keeper, and has gained some valuable european experience at El Madrigal along the way.

His fine club form has been rewarded on the international stage, with Lopez earning his first senior cap against Macedonia in August 2009. That number would surely be highed but for the plethora of goalkeeping talent in his country during this current generation.

Wenger has been linked with a handful of goalkeeping targets over previous months, with Lopez the latest to be linked with a move to the Emirates.

The Sun claims that Wenger could move when the transfer window re-opens in June, looking to add a consistent keeper who brings stability to his defence.

"I'm aware of rumours and the Premier League is very attractive," Lopez commented earlier in the season after reports that Manchester United were interested, although it now looks more likely that a bid could come from north London.

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