Solskjaer: Cardiff must keep Arsenal target Marshall

The Gunners have opened talks with the relegated side regarding the 29-year-old, but the Norwegian is hopeful he can convince the goalkeeper to say despite their recent relegation
Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to keep goalkeeper David Marshall amid interest from Arsenal.

Goal understands the Gunners have opened talks with the relegated side regarding the 29-year-old and are willing to pay up to £8 million for his services as they look to replace new Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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Marshall has been linked with a host of clubs following his consistently impressive performances during the 2013-14 Premier League season but Solskjaer believes the shot-stopper can be persuaded to stay at the club.

"David was excellent for us last season, the best goalkeeper in the Premier League," he told Wales Online.

"I am hoping to convince him to stick with us. It's up to me really to sell the idea of what we are going to be trying to do here next season and beyond that, sell my philosophy to him if you like.

"I know he likes it at the club and is settled in the area, so we are hopeful he will be with us next season."

Despite Arsene Wenger taking the first steps to bring Marshall to the Emirates Stadium Solskjaer insists Cardiff have yet to receive a substantial offer for the player.

He added: "There have been no big bids for David yet and to be honest I don't want any big bids for him either."