Arsenal line up move for Inter Milan star after opening talks with his agent

Jeison Murillo

Arsenal have held talks with Jeison Murillo’s agent over a possible move as Arsene Wenger looking to push through a deal for the Inter Milan defender, according to the reports from Mirror.

After signing midfielder Granit Xhaka the boss is willing to sign at least two players more this summer with a defender possibly making it to the list.

Following Per Mertesacker and Gabriel’s failure to be consistent last term, Wenger will have to sign a reliable partner for Laurent Koscielny.

The same goes to Chambers as it was reported last month by Metro that Wenger will send Calum Chambers out on loan this summer, as he failed to up his game and force his way to Wenger’s first team.

In the light of the fore-mentioned scenario’s, it seems Murillo is the man Wenger might finally end up landing.

Reports from Sky Sports Italia has it that, the Gunners are considering the Colombian international as a likely addition this summer and have now open talks with the player’s agent over a possible move to the North London.

It further states that with Bayern Munich and Zenit St Petersburg also showing interest in the 24-year-old ace, Wenger will be forced to step-up his interest in him and get the deal done.

Murillo, 24, joined Inter last term but enjoyed a decorated season at the San Siro Stadium and with Inter willing to make up to £39m due to the Financial Fair Play regulations, they could be ready to make profits from the defender.

These days it’s difficult to believe any transfer reports, as plenty of speculation will be flying around but the Murillo deal being reported by Sky Sports Italia which is highly-regarded in Italy so it wouldn’t surprise me if Wenger finally land him.

We definitely need to bring in another centre-back this summer most preferably from England or someone with Champions League experience because if we sign someone from other Leagues the case might later end up like the one of Gabriel.

It is likely that Wenger will set most of his concentration and effort to land a striker before he’ll finalise any deal for a defender. With the Jamie Vardy move to Arsenal increasingly looks uncertain, the French boss needs to set his eyes elsewhere.

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