Arsenal has turned their attention away from Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and are now looking at loaning Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti instead, according to The Suns Mark Irwin.
OK, it is the Sun but at this stage of the transfer window we cannot ignore what is being reported and to some extent, this makes a bit of sense.
Additionally, in the same report, it is being claimed that Arsenal is not prepared to meet the £55 Million that Leipzig wants for Dayot Upamecano.
It has to be said that of those three defenders it would be Umtiti that would be my prefered option but as with the Rugani and Upamecano situations it is a case of money and whether it is a loan deal or permanent deal.
And even loan deals are not straightforward, there is the issue of clauses that come into play as well as salaries.
But at least we know the club is desperately looking for a replacement for their former captain Laurent Koscielny and are now prioritising a centre back.
The Arsenal defence is the weakest part of the team and any of the three defenders named above would almost certainly strengthen the backline, I mean, it would not take a lot would it?