Wenger plotting Blues stopper move

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Arsenal are planning a summer squad overhaul with Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland understood to be the club's primary target, according to The Sunday Mirror.

The Cheltenham Town loanee is burgeoning his reputation with the League Two outfit, assisting in their promotion bid.

Butland has represented England at youth level, and is currently a regular with the Under 21 squad.

Despite having Wojciech Szczesny in their ranks, among their most consistent performers this season, Arsene Wenger sees Butland as the future.

The Gunners are understood to be readying a deal in the region of £5 million, with a £1 million down payment.

Reports also suggest that Tottenham Hotspur, who, with 40-year-old Brad Friedel and 38-year-old Carlo Cudicini entering the twilight of their respective careers, might also be interested in a bid for Butland.

It's understood that the signing of Butland would trigger an overhaul in Arsenal's squad, with Mario Gotze, Lukas Podolski, Jan Vertonghen and Javier Martinez are linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.

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