Arsenal could be about to strengthen their defensive options.
With only three recognised centre halves in their senior squad, signing a tough tackling defender was always going to be a key part of Arsenal’s transfer strategy during the transfer window.
Nevertheless, as is often the case with Arsenal, events move slowly as they take their time in the transfer market.
However it now seems Arsene Wenger is taking a different approach with Inter Milan centre back, Jeison Murillo, after the Daily Star this afternoon reported that Arsenal have opened talks with the Italian club.
Although it is not yet known how much Arsenal are willing to pay for Murillo, according to The Sun, Manchester United previously believed they could buy the Colombian international for between £14 and £28 million.
While it is a little too early to say Arsenal that are in desperate need of signing a centre half, with only Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel available and the transfer window open for another six weeks or so, a move for a player such as Murillo would allay the fears of some Arsenal fans.
Since joining Inter from Granada on a five year deal during February 2015 for £8 million, Murillo’s performances have impressed managers and scouts throughout Europe, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich all registering an interest in the defender.