Arsenal have been linked with several players in the transfer window as Unai Emery aims to bring back the glory days to the Emirates stadium. The area where the club have been looking to strengthen is the defence and wing position.
We have news that the Arsenal have contacted Gremio over the signing of centre-back Walter Kannemann. This transfer is surprising and came out of the blue, reports say that the club has been monitoring his progress for a while.
Kannemann is seen as an affordable and reliable option for the club. It is understood that Gremio value the defender at £12 million which is an affordable price for the club.
Arsenal are hampered with their inability to spend more than £45million on signings. Although there are reports that their budget is now well over £100m, Emery is looking to increase this value by selling some first team players to fund the transfer of new signings.
German defender Shkodran Mustafi is one of the players that has been linked with a summer exit. Kannemann is known as a sturdy defender who would be a direct replacement for the defender.
The report also say that Wolves are also interested in signing the player but Arsenal are the current favourites for the defender. Arsenal fans would be hoping that the club can wrap up this transfer by the weekend.