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Monday 25 September 2017

Arsenal to make £12m bid for Doyle

Kevin Doyle in action for Wolves last season. Photo: Getty Images
Kevin Doyle in action for Wolves last season. Photo: Getty Images

Independent.ie reporters

Arsenal are expected to make a surprise £12m bid for Republic of Ireland and Wolves striker Kevin Doyle this week.

It is reported that 27-year-old Doyle first came to the attention of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman when watching Ireland's infamous World Cup qualifying match against France in 2009.

There was intense speculation last summer that he was about to bid for the Wexford-born player who joined Wolves from Reading for £6.5m in 2009.

At that time manager Mick McCarthy said: “''Look, if Manchester United come in and offer the club £50m and give him 200 grand a week, I can't keep him. Then I'll have to say 'thanks, Kevin, all the best, see you'.

''Doyle will be a player for us unless someone comes in offering the earth, moon and stars for him.''

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