Real Madrid have asked Arsenal about the availability of defender William Saliba who has been compared to Thiago Silva.
The 20-year old is currently on loan in Ligue 1 with Marseille, his third loan spell back in France since signing for the Gunners from Saint Étienne in the summer of 2019.
Although he has never yet played a senior game for Arsenal, he has been earning lots of praise for his performances back in France, and Real are just one of a number of clubs who are interested in signing him, with West Ham and Inter Milan among the others.
He will have two years left on his current contract in the summer at the Emirates, and previous indications are that he intends to return to London and fight for a first-team place next season.
However, given that Mikel Arteta has yet to be convinced by him, they may be tempted to sell if a good enough offer comes their way.
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.