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Arsenal willing to to pay £15m for Stoke Midfielder Joe Allen but have been told the player is not for sale at any price, according to The Daily Mail.
Arsene Wenger is desperate to strengthen his midfield options and has already failed with a bid for AFC Bournemouth ace Harry Arter.
Wenger has now turned his attentions to former Liverpool midfielder Allen, but been told he will have to look elsewhere for a January signing he’s willing to bring to the Emirates.
Losing Allen is not a good option for Stoke, who are currently considering Mark Hughes’ future after a poor first half to the season.
Allen, 27, has contributed one goal and four assists from central midfield for Stoke this season, starting all but two of the the bet365 outfits Premier League matches so far.
In order news, Arsenal are determined to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro in a £50m deal this month, via reports from the Daily Mirror.