Arsenal agreeing deal for Medhi Benatia

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Arsenal could sign Juventus central defender Medhi Benatia this summer, reports say.

New boss Unai Emery is said to be leading the charge for the Gunners to bolster their defence ahead of next season.

Arsenal were leaky at the back last campaign, conceding over 50 goals in the Premier League alone.

A number of players have been linked with a move to the Emirates and Benatia is among those.

According to claims from Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Calciomercato, Juventus could be tempted to sell the centre-half this summer.

Benatia enjoyed an impressive season in Turin last term and it comes as something of a surprise to see that the club allegedly value him in the region of just £20m.

Arsenal are seemingly closing in on a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, yet it appears they are also considering further reinforcements which are not dependent on whether they land the Greek this summer.

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