Newcastle United are expected to give Arsenal a clear run at Manchester City fullback Micah Richards.
Richards will be offered to a host of clubs after deciding his future no longer lies with moneybags City.
And with United are eager to hold on to Mathieu Debuchy, the Evening Chronicle suggest they will not meet the reported £72,000 per week wages and will leave him for the Gunners to snap up.
The Gunners are keen to add a solid unit to the back line, as Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen are heavily tipped to leave the club.
Richards is out of contract next year and would be available for £8million.