Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year old Cameroon international Nicolas N’Koulou before and are keeping an eye on the talented defender who signed for French Ligue 1 side Marseille last summer. He has continued to improve and is drawing the attention of quite a few big clubs, including Chelsea and AC Milan.
If Arsene Wenger is keen on signing the player, he may have to make his move soon, as Barcelona are said to be thinking seriously about him to supplement their back line, according to Talksport.
With Carlos Puyol and Gerrard Pique being injured at the same time, Barcelona have realised that they need more defenders. The club have had to use makeshift defenders in recent weeks, including Alex Song.
Another defender playing in France that the Gunners are known to be interested in may soon be off the market. Montpellier are about to offer a new and improved contract to their captain, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
The 23-year old has less than a year left on his current deal, so if he does not sign a new deal then the club may be tempted to sell him in January while they can still receive something for him.
The Sun reports that Wenger is about to offer around £1.5 million for a 16-year old Croatian called Ante Roguljic. The youngster currently plays for NK Adriatic Split and the Croatian under-17 team as an attacking midfielder.