Arsenal are set to battle Leicester City for the services of Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.
AC Milan and Monaco are also monitoring the situation of the 31-year-old, who will be leaving St Mary’s on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Gunners are in the market for a back-up to Kiernan Tierney and have been monitoring Bertrand for some time.
A move to Arsenal would mean a return to London for Bertrand who began his career with Chelsea, and won a Champions League winners’ medal with them in 2012.
He joined Southampton initially loan ion 2014, before making the move permanent a year later, subsequently making 244 appearances for them in all competitions, scoring eight times.
Bertrand has 19 senior international caps for England, scoring once for the national side, and also was part of the Great Britain team that took part in the 2012 Olympics in London.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.