Mark Schwarzer has been the keeper top of Arsene Wenger’s shopping list and with the clock running down on the transfer window the wheels could finally be set in motion for the deal to go through.
The deal’s success hinges heavily on Fulham’s ability to bring in a new keeper to replace Schwarzer. David Stockdale has done an admirable job in goal for Fulham so far this season, but the news that he has suspected knee ligament damage that could keep him on the sidelines for two months means that a new keeper will be essential for the club.
With Man City seemingly unwilling to sell Shay to any of their direct competitors, Fulham are lining up a loan move for the Irishman. Fulham are prepared give Given the first-team action he so desperately wants following his loss of the No.1 jersey to Joe Hart.
A potential stumbling block is that the loan will only go ahead if it is proved that he is fully recovered from his shoulder injury and Fulham’s medical team are understood to have spent the weekend perusing his medical history as a way to ascertain this.
Mark Hughes has conceded that Schwarzer is likely to leave the club and Arsenal are ready to increase their bid for the Australian to £3 million, which is likely to be accepted on the condition that Fulham have sorted out their own goalkeeping problems.
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