BBC: Arsenal to Officially Unveil New Defender On Monday

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Arsenal is looking to considerably reinforce their defensive line this summer after a substandard season but will likely have to adjust their plans following the latest reports.

Italian outlet Rai Sport, cited by Football Italia, state Napoli have tagged defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is a top target for several top clubs

Arsenal was linked with securing the signature of the 26-year-old defender earlier this week but they are in for a tight competition, with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United also in pursuit of the centre-half.

However, Napoli’s asking price of €120m, which would make Koulibaly the most expensive defender in the history of football, will certainly make Arsenal take to their heels and the Gunners have already been linked with alternatives.

Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis is said to be very close to sealing a deal with the North London club, while Arsenal is also reported to be looking at Freiburg’s Caglar Soyuncu and West Brom’s Jonny Evans.