Emerging reports are suggesting that Arsenal are interested in negotiating a short-term transfer deal with Michael Carrick when the player becomes a free-agent this summer.

The Gunners are preparing to lose at least three midfielders in June as Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, who will not be offered new deals, enter the final months of their contracts with the club.

Despite the availability of Victor Wanyama, Arsenal are unlikely to make a move for the Kenyan star with Southampton demanding a £25million fee.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsene Wenger is now planning on talks with Michael Carrick who is set to be released by Manchester United at the end of this season.

The 34-year-old, now a veteran approaching the end of his career, is likely to be offered a one-year deal to move to the Emirates stadium.

Carrick is reportedly open to a stay in the Premier League next season as he prepares to be involved with Roy Hodgson’s England squad at Euro 2016.

Following the signing of Mohamed Elneny last month, Wenger is believed to be on the market for one more experienced midfielder this summer to feature as a squad player next term.

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