Athletic Bilbao star's brother confirms 'contact with Arsenal'

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Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta is playing a waiting game as far as a proposed move to Arsenal goes, after snubbing the advances of Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala, reports the Daily Express.

The 27-year-old Venezuelan international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League after a series of impressive performances in Spain captured the attention of Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners boss reinforced his defence with the January signing of Nacho Monreal, but is also keen to add a central defender to his Emirates Stadium ranks in the summer, with some concerns over Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsenal will face competition for Amorebieta's signature, though, as Guus Hiddink also eyes a move for the South American stopper.

However, the centre-back has made no secret of his desire to test himself in England - as his brother confirmed in a recent interview with a Spanish newspaper - meaning the Gunners should have the upper hand when it comes to negotiations.

"We have had contacts with Anzhi, who are very interested in his services, but given the desire to play in England, that move cannot take place," Amorebieta's brother told Marca. "We are in contact with Arsenal."


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