Arsenal chasing Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey
Published 00:00 29/05/08 By Exclusive by James Nursey
Arsenal head a clutch of Premier League clubs chasing Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey as boss Arsene Wenger mulls over an £8million bid.
The Wales international, 21, is on the Emirates radar after a string of impressive displays for club and country.
Wolves insist publicly that Hennessey is not for sale as Mick McCarthy's side aim for automatic promotion next season.
But the Molineux powerbrokers know every player has a price, despite the 6ft 4in youngster signing a new four-year contract in January.
Wenger badly needs a new keeper as Jens Lehmann's imminent return to Germany on a free this summer will leave him with just Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski.
Hennessey kept 21 clean sheets this term - and another last night as Wales won in Iceland.
And Wenger is now pondering whether to splash out on Hennessey as Aston Villa, Everton and Middlesbrough are also very keen.
Barcelona are ready to move for Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb. Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain met Hleb and his agent in Germany, where Hleb played in Belarus' friendly in Kaiserslautern on Tuesday.