Huge: Arsenal Close To Agreeing Another £56m Deal For Defender In The Next 72 Hours

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According to The Daily Star citing report coming from Italy, claims Arsenal have now made an enquiry for Fiorentina and Italian international Davide Astori. The centre-back plays for the Italian club but it is unclear how likely this deal for the centre-back is to being completed.

Our hunt for a new centre is certainly no secret. 20-year-old Rob Holding is now effectively the second best available central defender at the club; the Gunners need needs a backup in that position and fast.

German international Shkodran Mustafi was expected to be that man but recent reports are claiming that the manager Arsene Wenger is being priced out of a deal for the former Everton youth player.

On Arsenal being linked with another centre-back, Italian news outlet Gazzamercato has claimed that the Frenchman has made an enquiry for Astori who will turn 30 in January. The former AC Milan youngster but has not played club football outside of his native Italy.

However, according to Italian outlet Gazzamercato, the Fiorentina man has become the latest centre back to be linked with Arsenal and a bid close £26m is in cards for the Italian.