BIG DEAL: Scouts CONFIRMS £22m-RATED Star Has Agreed Contract to Seal Arsenal Move

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Arsenal are reportedly said to be leading the chase in signing Roma defender Kostas Manola, with report from the Daily Mail suggesting that the north London club had their scout in attendance at the Stadio Olimpico for the club last night’s Champions League qualifier between Italian side and Porto.

The Emirates outfits are short of options at the heart of defence for now, with German international Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista out of the squad due to long-time injury.

In addition, Laurent Koscielny missed the Gunners first game of the new campaign due to his exploit with France at the Euro 2016 but he returned for the 0-0 draw against Leicester City with brilliant performances.

We’ve have been heavily linked with a move with Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi but no deal has been agreed yet with the La Liga giants.

Valencia according to the Daily Mail are thought to be reluctant to sell the German, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have to consider alternatives.

Greece international Manolas, has impressed at the Italian capital since joining the Giallorossi and was part of the team that finished third in Serie A last season.

However, it remains to be seen just how positive Arsenal scout report on the defender will be, after Roma lost 3-0 to Porto last night at home.