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Patrick van Aanholt next club odds: Arsenal break clear of West Ham & Newcastle in race to sign Palace defender

ARSENAL are the leading contenders to sign Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed Mikel Arteta's side the favourites for his signature later this summer.

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Van Aanholt has entered the final six months of his contract at Selhurst Park and will be available on a free transfer in July.

The 30-year-old has made 123 appearances for the club across all competitions since arriving from Sunderland for £9.45m in January 2017.

But he looks destined to leave having been benched for FIVE of the last six top-flight matches – behind Tyrick Mitchell.

The Gunners are the market leaders at 6/4 to be the Dutchman's next destination.

Arteta and Co. are considering a number of left-back options to play second-fiddle to Kieran Tierney.

Patrick van Aanholt next club odds – Betfair

  • Arsenal – 6/4
  • Ajax – 3/1
  • West Ham – 6/1
  • Newcastle – 10/1
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Southampton's Ryan Bertrand, who is also out of contract this summer, is another being looked at.

Ajax in his native Holland are second favourites at 3/1.

Premier League West Ham are further back at 6/1 with Newcastle the outsiders of the bunch at a double-figure 10/1.

Quizzed if a deadline day move was on the cards for PVA, manager Roy Hodgson said: "Not that I know of."

Pressed on the rumours linking his player with a move across London, the veteran boss agreed Van Aanholt was good enough for the switch.

He added: "Is Patrick Van Aanholt a good enough player to play for Arsenal? Yes he is but I think he is good enough to play for a lot of clubs, not least our own.

"This is where he is contracted and this is where I am expecting him to stay."

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