Wolfsburg readying Denilson bid

19 December 2010

Wolfsburg could be ready to make a bid for Arsenal midfielder Denilson in January.

The Bundesliga side - managed by former England boss Steve McClaren - are preparing to make an offer for the 22-year-old worth around £13m according to the Daily Mirror.

They claim McClaren's been keeping tabs on the Brazilian for months and are now ready to firm up their interest in the new year.

Denilson came to the Gunners in 2006, but has struggled to cement a regular place in Arsene Wenger's first team and may now be allowed to leave following the emergence of Jack Wilshere.

If he does move on, Wenger will be able to use the cash from the transfer to improve his squad in other areas with French youngster Mamadou Sakho and Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci both thought to be high on his shopping list.

New blood could improve Arsenal's chances of winning the Premier League. They currently sit in second, two points off top spot.