Arsenal have identified Valencia's Vicente Guaita as a target to strengthen their goalkeeping department after the disappointing performance of present No.1 Wojciech Szczęsny in the Premier League opener against Aston Villa last week.
According to Marca, the Gunners have sent one of their representatives to Spain to negotiate a deal for Guaita, who is believed to be unsettled at Valencia due to his position on the bench.
Diego Alves was handed the goalkeeper's jersey in Valencia's first game of the season against Malaga on Saturday, ahead of Guaita who remained on the bench.
This decision in the season opener by new coach Miroslav Djukic is a rather significant one as he had recently revealed that he would prefer to stick with one keeper throughout the league campaign instead of alternating between two keepers.
Both keepers consider themselves to be worthy of a starting place in the team, and with Alves getting the nod in the first match, Guaita is believed to be considering his options and is open to listen to Arsenal's offer for him.
However, the Gunners could have a hard time convincing Valencia to let go of their youth product as the Spanish side is wary of procuring an adequate replacement so late in the window and Arsenal would have to come up with a significant offer to make Valencia consider selling the player.
In fact, the La Liga side are interested in offering Guaita a contract extension as the Spaniard's current contract with the club expires in the summer of 2015.
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