It is rare to see Arsenal winning a bidding war. But that could happen this summer as according to reports, Wenger is ready to engage Chelsea for the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly. The Emirate club have emerged as a potential suitor for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been the subject of great interest from English Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United. This is despite the reports that Chelsea have had a bid of £30 million accepted for the player.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to rejuvenate his squad following the departures of Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Rosicky, with the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka, following the arrival of Mohammed Elneny in January.
The media had previously reported that Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for a defender.
With French international Laurent Koscielny’s continued involvement in the European championship; he would likely miss the commencement of the new Premier League season. The Frenchman has also become linked with a move away from the London club.
The Sun outlet have reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have resumed their hunt for defensive cover, with Napoli centre-back Koulibaly emerging as a likely transfer target.
The Gunners are believed not to be the only club said to be interested in the Senegalese international to the English Premier League. Premier league clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United both endured difficult campaigns defensively last season have been linked with the Senegalese defender.