According to sources in Germany, Mikel Arteta Arsenal side have opened talks to sign German defender Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich.
English champion ‘Arsenal have opened talks to sign German defender Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich.
Mikel Arteta have stepped up efforts to recruit a new centre-back in the January transfer window as Calum Chambers faces up to nine months out after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
Also, Red Bull Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano remains on Arsenal’s radar after the Gunners failed with a £55 million bid for the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.
But according to Sky Sports Germany, Arsenal are also exploring a cheaper alternative in Boateng.
The report claims that the Gunners have entered discussions with Bayern and initial talks have been made ahead of a potential move this month.
It’s also claimed that Bayern are willing to sell Boateng but are holding out for a €15 million (£12.75m) transfer fee.