Arsenal in pole to sign Serie A star

Arsenal are looking to use the summer transfer window to shore-up what has looked at times to be a frail defensive line

Arsene Wenger seems to have identified or had identified for him the characteristics of a Senegalese centre-back that may very well be just what is required for the Gunners.

The player in question is none other than the £37million-rated Napoli man Kalidou Koulibaly, a player recognised for his versatility and passing ability, a player certainly able to link-up well from deep and at 6'5”, a big presence in set plays.

The 25-year-old started his professional career at Metz in 2010 before moving to Racing Genk in 2012 and Napoli in 2014 where he has been ever-present, making 60 league appearances

The player has been hawked around with particular interest from the Premier League with Chelsea and Everton showing interest.

Koulibaly was born and raised in France to Senegalese parents and despite earning 11 caps for the France U20 squad he chose to play for Senegal as a senior, where he has so far earned 6 caps.

The reason why Arsenal are understood to be favourites is down to what the Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis considered an illegal approach for the defender back in June

According to Goal the player has been offered to Wenger so long as they meet their asking price.

Source : DSG