Wenger Responds To Reports Of £8m Defender Move

By on December 23, 2014

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports suggesting Arsenal are closing in on an £8m deal for Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings.

Wenger has admitted he’ll sign another centre-back in January and speculation in the newspapers recently has claimed that he’s ‘expected’ to wrap up an £8m deal for Mings next month.

However, when asking if he had a deal in place to sign Mings, Wenger told Arsenal.com:

No. The intensity of the link is not down to us.

Arsene has previously confirmed the 21-year-old is a player we’re keeping a close eye on, so we’re definitely interested, but it seems a deal isn’t as close as the papers would have us believe.

We’ll have to see how this story develops over the coming weeks but I hope the boss brings in whoever he wants ASAP as he need to strengthen the defence and midfield quickly.

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