Arsenal want Sunderland’s Pickford in January – reports

Date published: Friday 23rd December 2016 11:00

Arsenal will look to make a move for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Pickford has arguably been the Black Cats best player this season, making some incredible saves to help them cling on to the coat-tails of the sides above the Premier League drop zone.

The Evening Standard claims the Gunners have contacted Sunderland over the possibility of purchasing Pickford in January before loaning the keeper back to David Moyes’ side for the rest of the campaign.

The youngster is contracted to the club until 2020 having singed a new deal in January but the club are still understood to be resigned to losing their prized asset.

The reports continues by saying that Pickford is unlikely to come cheap with further interest from Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton likely to increase his value.

No deal has been agreed with the Gunners but their current number one, Petr Cech, has been criticised of late with him struggling to keep clean sheets.

With Moyes reluctant to lose Pickford this season, the deal is likely to involve an immediate loan back to the Stadium of Light until the end of the campaign.

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