Arsenal are reportedly paying ‘particularly close attention’ to Wolves 25-year-old centreback Conor Coady due to his ability to play the ball out from the back.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21:  Conor Coady the Wolverhampton Wanderers captain issues instructions during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Conor Coady the Wolverhampton Wanderers captain issues instructions during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Although Coady’s contract runs until 2021, Wolves are keen to open talks with the player and his reps about extending it amid heavy interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, the team Coady supported as a boy.

Daily Mail 14 January 2019

Arsenal, of course, need a defender, but they’ve no money to buy one in this window and although he’s only rated at £7.2m we all know he would cost considerably more than that to purchase because he’s English.

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