Arsenal interested in signing Fabian Delph on free transfer

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Arsenal are considering an offer to sign Fabian Delph should the Aston Villa star fail to agree a new deal before the January transfer window, reports the Sunday Mirror.

The 24-year-old has been offered a new contract by Paul Lambert, but Delph is yet to agree terms on the deal. With his contract set to expire in the summer, the threat of him leaving VIlla Park on a free transfer is a real one.

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Arsenal interest

Arsenal are believed to be one of two clubs monitoring his situation. Arsene Wenger is ready to rectify his problems in midfield in the January transfer window and sees Delph as a potential bargain should his situation remain the same.

The Gunners have a stockpiled midfield with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil, but only Mathieu Flamini is cut in the same ball-winning shape that Delph is.

Other options

The same reports suggests that Wenger has already drawn up a shortlist ahead of the January window as he looks to rectify a noticeably weak area of Arsenal's squad. The likes of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama are believed to have caught his eye.

Borussia Dortmund's Sven Bender has also landed on Wenger's radar while his brother, Lars, has been a long-term target. Delph, who recently earned his first England cap, would be more attractive if he is cheap as he adds to the growing British core at the Emirates Stadium.

Everton interest

Arsenal should be aware that Roberto Martinez is looking over his shoulder in the race for Delph. Without Champions League football, Everton would struggle to compete with Arsenal for Delph, but their ambition, highlighted by the purchase of Romelu Lukaku, makes it a tempting project to be a part of.

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