Arsenal have allegedly been told that it will take €15m to land Simon Kjaer from Fenerbahce as they continue to be linked with back up options in case the Shkodran Mustafi deal goes south, but that seems unlikely as we explain.

Purchased for just €7.6m, the 27-year-old Dane only arrived at the club last summer from Wolfsburg and he made 28 Super Lig appearances, scoring two and picking up five yellows.

A central defender who only plays as a central defender, we all know that Wenger likes his players to be flexible so this could count against him, however it didn’t seem to stop Wenger when he signed Gabriel so who knows?

The Turkish press have picked this story, as you would expect them to, but all of their information seems to be coming from reports they read elsewhere which is always something that should make you more than a little wary.

Fenerbahce have already rejected an offer of €15m from Napoli this summer for the player so it would seem odd, then, that this is the price they are said to be quoting to Arsenal now.

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