Arsenal is expected to make a surprise raid for Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall, just as north London rivals Tottenham think they have a deal done.
The Welsh outfit value Marshall at around £15 million and the Daily Telegraph is reporting that Arsenal considers this to be a fair price for the 29-year-old as Arsene Wenger looks to replace FA Cup hero Lukasz Fabianski who has decided to leave the Emirates in the search of first team football.
Wenger thinks that the Scottish number one who had an excellent season for the Bluebirds despite them being relegated, and was named Player of the Year by the club, is just the man to keep the pressure on Wojciech Szczesny for his starting role in the Gunners net.
Wenger has also considered readings Alex McCarthy as the Poles number two but it would appear he is now made his mind up about Marshall so look for news over the coming days.
Tottenham meanwhile want Marshall as a replacement for Frenchman Hugo Lloris who looks set to leave White hart Lane this summer in search of Champions League football.