€30m Madrid star made 'number one' Arsenal target

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Arsenal have reportedly identified Real Madrid defender Pepe as their top summer taregt.

The Portuguese centre back is thought to be hading for a Bernabeu exit at the end of the season after failing to agree terms on a new contract, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is thought to have taken an interest in the player.

27-year-old Pepe signed for Madrid from Porto back in 2007, with Los Blancos paying €30 million for the player's services.

However, with compatriot Jose Mourinho at the helm it appears the player is no longer required at the La Liga outfit.

Arsenal have been in the market for a defender for some time, with the Gunners failing to land a player in the position during the January transfer window despite an injury crisis in the position.

Per Mertesacker, Chris Samba and Richard Dunner were all speculatively linked with an Emirates switch, but Wenger is set to start his Arsenal search again with new targets at the end of the season.


Sportsvibe claim that Pepe is the number one target for the Gunners now, and Arsenal will make their move at the first opportunity once the season finishes.

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