Arsenal have made steps to secure their first signing of the summer by making a £10.5million bid for Gremio defender Walter Kannemann, according to reports.
The 28-year-old is highly-rated in South America and has become a regular in the Argentina national team since the 2018 World Cup.
Calciomercato are reporting that the Gunners have lodged an offer with his Brazilian club as they look to beat Serie A side Sampdoria to his signature.
Unai Emery is keen to bolster his backline this summer after missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League.
– Arsenal to offer strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang new deals
– Arsenal hold talks to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente
– Arsenal keen on in-demand 19-year-old Sao Paolo winger Antony
The North London side still have the Europa League final to come against Chelsea at the end of the month to secure their place in next season’s Champions League
But with the Spanish boss reportedly having only around £50million to spend this summer, Kannemann has been pinpointed as a good option over other better known Europe-based targets
The centre-back joined Gremio from Atlas in 2016 and helped the club to Copa Libertadores success in 2017.
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