Wenger chasing giant free-agent defender

It is being reported this morning that Arsene Wenger has got his eye on the giant Brazilian defender Douglas Franco Teixeira, who currently plys his trade at FC Twente in Holland.

The ex-England manager Steve McClaren has just returned to the Eredvisie side where he won the Dutch Championship in his last spell, and he is hoping to persuade the 6ft 4in centre-back to stay in Holland.

But with just six months left on his contract Douglas is now free to talk to foreign sides about a Bosman summer move so it is little surprise that Wenger is taking an interest.