Arsenal lead chase for Spanish ace

25 August 2011 12:00
Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta is wanted by Arsenal and Spanish duo Valencia and Malaga, according to reports. 

Everton have major financial problems with debts of up to £25m and speculation suggests that the trio are ready to test their resolve by moving for the £10million-rated Arteta.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is seeking replacements for Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and his transfer funds were boosted with the Gunners securing their place in the Champions League main draw in midweek.

Valencia also have money to spend having sold winger Juan Mata to Chelsea for £25m this week while Malaga were taken over last summer by a member of the Qatari royal family and are said to be keen to take 29-year-old Arteta back to Spain.

Source: DSG