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

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.

Read more: Arsenal 'beat' Chelsea in race to sign Sami Khedira - reports

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.

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