Arsenal handed major boost in race for £13m Reims defender Axel Disasi

first_imgArteta is looking to strengthen his defensive options (Picture: Getty Images )Disasi may prove a cheaper alternative to RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, who the Gunners missed out on signing last summer.The 21-year-old is wanted by Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but his agent Volker Struth warned the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a potential big-money move into doubt.‘I don’t believe large transfers will take place this summer,’ he told Sport 1 last week.‘And I think Upamecano is a player who will demand a large fee, so the statement has already been made.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Gunners will be boosted by the early arrival of centre-back William Saliba, who will reportedly be allowed to train with the squad after the Ligue 1 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.Arsenal signed the highly-rated 19-year-old defender for £27m last summer and immediately loaned him back to Saint-Etienne for the season.MORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright shares sickening racist messages he’s received on InstagramMORE: Arsenal have no plans for second Dani Ceballos loanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Disasi is wanted by a number of top European clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot has dropped a major hint Arsenal target Axel Disasi will be heading to the Premier League this summer.The Gunners reportedly had a bid rejected for the 22-year-old in January as their offer did not match the Ligue 1 club’s valuation.But according to RMC Sport, Reims will let their star centre-back leave for a fee of around €15m (£13m) in the next transfer window.The young defender has attracted interest from Southampton, Tottenham and La Liga side Sevilla, but Reims chief Caillot revealed English clubs have offered the most attractive terms.ADVERTISEMENTHe told L’Equipe: ‘At the moment that I am speaking with you, he has little chance of going to Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have more interesting offers from other leagues, I suggest that you read the foreign press and specifically the English [press].’ Arsenal handed major boost in race for £13m Reims defender Axel Disasi Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 10:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link408Shareslast_img

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