Arsenal have been tipped as one of the title favorite for this season, this follows from Arsene Wenger’s involvement in the summer transfer window that has bolstered all areas of his squad.
According to reports, Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Uruguay international and will attempt to sign the player next summer. Manchester United are understood to also be interested in the tough-tackling 21-year-old.
Wenger signed Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding during the summer but the French tactician is yet overhauling his defense and this might see him sell Mertesacker to accomodate a more reliable centre-back in the stead of Gimenez.
The report says Arsenal will test the waters with a £26m summer bid, but Atletico are unlikely to accept given their current demands.
The La Liga giants are said to want an offer closer to Gimenez’s £52m release clause.
Gimenez has endured a torrid start to this season, making just two appearances in all competitions this term.