Report: Everton want David Ospina; Arsenal reluctant to do deal

Everton are hoping to sign Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.

Everton want to sign David Ospina from Arsenal, the Daily Mail reports.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper has been firmly established as back-up stopper at the Emirates this season, playing just three games in all competitions as understudy to Petr Cech.

It is stated that he is frustrated to be limited to such a small amount of playing time, and is looking for a move away.

Everton, who are looking to replace Tim Howard, and Turkish side Besiktas are keen on signing him this month, and guaranteeing him a starting role in between the posts.

The former Nice stopper, a Colombian international, will look to force through a move, but the report claims that the Gunners are unwilling to sanction a move this month.

They are not ready to lose their back-up goalkeeper, knowing that he could have to be called upon in the season that Arsenal look most likely to win the Premier League title. They would have no back-up stopper should Ospina leave, and are not ready to put themselves in a crisis should injuries hit them later in the year.

However, they will review Ospina’s status at the end of the season, and it appears as if Everton and Besiktas will have to miss out on him this month, and revive their interest again in the summer.

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