Arsenal transfer latest: Wenger 'to bid' for Colombia goalkeeper Ospina after being priced out of move for Cardiff's Marshall

Arsene Wenger still looking for another keeper after loss of Lukasz Fabianski

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Arsene Wenger is preparing a bid for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina after Cardiff City told him he'd have to pay £10m for David Marshall.

The Daily Telegraph report that the Arsenal manager is now interested in Ospina because that £10m fee is too high and Wenger believes he could get better value elsewhere.

Cardiff rejected a £6m bid for the Scottish goalkeeper last month but Ospina, who has just a year left on his deal at Ligue 1 side Nice, could be available for around £3m.

With Lukasz Fabianski having left the Emirates for Swansea in search of more first team football, Arsenal are without a senior goalkeeper beyond current No 1 Wojciech Szczesny.

The 25-year-old Ospina excelled for Colombia in Brazil, keeping two clean sheets in five matches to reach the quarter-final.

Ospina would not just be a backup were he to arrive at the Emirates, he'd be expected to challenge for the No 1 Jersey.

Szczesny is still only 24 but has endured some criticism during his Arsenal career, while Fabianski was the hero as the Gunners ended their nine-year wait for a trophy in the FA Cup final.

Ospina conceded 24 goals in 29 matches for Nice last season, as the team finished two points above the relegation zone.