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Arsenal have sent scouts to observe a star Serie A defender, according to the latest reports from Italy.
Calciomercato.com claim that the Gunners sent a team of scouts to watch Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League game against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.
The article claims that Arsene Wenger is ready to splash the cash for a big name recruit, with Shkodran Mustafi failing to impress thus far this season.
Wenger has been criticised for his failure to address their defensive woes, with the North London side already having conceded 36 goals and losing eight league games.
Koulibaly reportedly has a price tag of around €45million, however Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis will no doubt try and get every penny from the Gunners.
Earlier on Monday, it was announced that Arsenal have landed a cash windfall after announcing a five-year extension to their shirt partnership with Emirates, which is the largest sponsorship deal ever signed by the club.