Arsenal plotting summer move for Chris Smalling?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly planning to make a shocking £12m bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling this summer transfer window.

The north Londoners are keen to bring the centre-back at the Emirates amid reports that Manchester United are unlikely to offer him a new contract.

The England international has 12 months remaining on his current contract with the Red Devils, while the report has suggested that Louis van Gaal is reportedly planning to recruit another centre-back during this summer.

The 25-year-old could be ruled out at Old Trafford if Van Gaal secure the services of their long-term transfer target Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund.

Smalling has made 141 appearances since he joined the United in 2010 from Fulham in a £10m deal.

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