Arsenal are one of three teams scouting Bristol City left-back Lloyd Kelly over a potential summer move, according to reliable journalist Paul Joyce.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Lloyd Kelly of Bristol City is challenged by Ryan Tunnicliffe of Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Bristol City at The Den on April 30, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Joyce writes in The Times that scouts from Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton have all checked on 20-year-old Kelly recently. The defender can also play at centre-back, but he’s spent the majority of his season out on the left, one of the positions where the Gunners are looking for a new signing.

The Bristol Post previously reported that Southampton showed an interest in signing Kelly in January, and they were quoted a fee of around £15m by the Bristol City hierarchy. That wouldn’t put Arsenal completely out of the picture, but it depends what their priorities are this summer.

Kelly has a contract with Bristol City until 2021, so now is a good time for them to sell. However, after 34 appearances this season, they’re not going to want to lose one of their first-team regulars unless they’re bringing in enough money to replace him.

The England u21 international is strong in the air and a good dribbler, though he needs to work a bit more on his final ball. He’s had a great season with Bristol overall, but we’ll see whether the Arsenal scouts have been sufficiently impressed to make a bid.

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