Arsenal are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng who may be available for £44.5million according to German publication Kicker.
The 29-year-old has been at German champions Bayern since moving from Manchester City in 2011 and has gone on to become a key player for the club.
Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for the World Cup winner and have reportedly made an approach for the centre-back.
However, according to the latest report, Arsenal are considering a rival bid for the German international along with Paris Saint-Germain as Unai Emery looks to bolster the Gunners defence.
Arsenal have made a number of strong acquisitions this summer but Boateng would be their most expensive purchase as Unai Emery looks to make his mark at his new club.
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Arsenal fans have been reacting to the rumours linking Boateng with a move to the Emirates and here’s a selection of what they’ve had to say.
With his injuries. I’m not sure why Arsenal would go for him
— Ramoo (@Ramoo_Sg) August 5, 2018
No thanks @Arsenal will not be helping Bayern get rid off their aging,slow crock.
— Vespertillio (@jackbedlam) August 6, 2018
No idea how Arsenal would see off PSG for Boateng. Even so, I still wouldn’t loan Chambers out. More well-rounded than both Mavropanos and Holding.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) August 5, 2018
Spending £50m on a 29 year old centre back when all our centre backs are a bit old seems odd
— Garg (@MonkeyTeam) August 5, 2018
Boateng next to Sokratis would be sweet but yea not sure this is gonna happen. Hopefully he doesn’t get the herky jerk from Messi if we meet Barca 😂
— AFC_Gunning-for-Glory (@AFC_GFG_US) August 6, 2018
He’s madly overrated anyway
— Freddie Meah (@freddiemeah) August 5, 2018
Jerome Boateng to Arsenal?!
I’d take him.
— Sam Uddin (@Officialelsamo) August 5, 2018