According to reports, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident about completing the signing of a young and promising defender.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the signing of at least “one or two” new defenders with French international defender Laurent Koscielny set to miss the begining of the next season due to his participation at the summer European championship, while the futures of Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy remain undecided.
The North Londoners have resumed discussion with the defender’s club, Bolton Wanderers, this week over the signing of Rob Holding who just returned from vacation in Dubai with some members of the England U-21 squad, as reported by the Sun.
Arsenal had earlier seen their £750,000 offer for the England U-21 international rejected in May, but a new agreement is now being discussed by both parties in the region of $5.1 million (£4 million).
The youngster only has 1 year left on his contract at Bolton, after talks over his contract renewal broke down during the winter.`
Holding was voted the best player at Bolton Wanderers last season. He has also been monitored by scouts from British sides Everton and Celtic.