Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender

first_img Comment Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img A number of top clubs have been monitoring the young Frenchman (Picture: Getty)L’Equipe claims Arsenal are ‘keeping in direct contact’ with Disasi’s entourage and Ligue 2 outfit Reims over a move for the 22-year-old centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the report claims Arsenal are likely to come up against stiff competition for Disasi’s signature with top clubs from around Europe keeping close tabs on the Frenchman.Reims have confirmed that Disasi can leave for the right price ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. It’s understood an offer of €20million (£17.5m) would be enough to land the highly-rated youngster. Arteta is on the hunt for reinforcements at centre-back (Picture: Getty)Last week, Arsenal manager Arteta reassured supporters that he had multiple transfer plans up his sleeve after the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season. ‘I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face,’ the Spaniard told Sky Sports.‘Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing.‘We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. ‘There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with. The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment. ‘We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players. ‘I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing. ‘We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.’MORE: The potential stumbling block in Arsenal’s transfer move for Jonathan TahMORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires Arsenal have been in talks to sign Reims centre-half Axel Disasi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in negotiations to sign Axel Disasi from Reims in the summer transfer window, according to reports in France. The Gunners have already wrapped up a deal for Saint Etienne’s William Saliba but Mikel Arteta has made it clear to the board that he’s keen for another top-class central defender to follow the young Frenchman to the Emirates.Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah are both firmly on Arsenal’s radar as the north London giants scour the market for potential reinforcements and a new name has emerged as a target. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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