Spanish side enter battle with West Ham for England international

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Real Betis may rival West Ham for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Sun.

The England international is out of contract at the end of the season, and the La Liga club are believed to be interested in bringing the 25 year old to Spain, either in January or at the end of season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that a decision on Wilshere’s future at the club will be decided before the New Year, but if a new deal is not offered to the midfielder, Betis may make their move.

The likeliest possibility is that the Spanish side will look to offer a pre-contract agreement to the midfielder. Foreign clubs will be able to talk to Wilshere in January about a free transfer when his contract expires.

Alternatively Betis could seek to sign Wilshere in the January transfer window, but the Gunners star may seek to wait until the end of the season when he can speak to English clubs as well.

The possibility of the player staying at the Emirates stadium has increased in recent weeks with the player becoming more involved in first team matches in both the Premier League and the Europa League. So far this season, Wilshere has made eight first team appearances and contributed two assists.

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