ARSENAL chairman Peter Hill-Wood has admitted the club have had an approach for Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer turned down.

Arsene Wenger is thought to have seen a £3million offer for the Australian rejected by the Craven Cottage outfit, as he seeks to bolster his last line of defence, following some shaky performances from current number one Manuel Almunia and back-up keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Hill-Wood revealed the move now looks to have broken down. “We have made an enquiry for him and they are not prepared to sell him so we have gone away,” he told the Daily Star.

“We can only hope they will change their minds, but at the moment it doesn't look like it.”