Arsenal are considering a move for Manuel Akanji this summer, after concrete talks for the Borussia Dortmund player in the last two transfer windows.
With the return of the Bundesliga last weekend, the transfer rumours are coming thick and fast. Yesterday it was Alassane Plea and Moussa Diaby, now Arsenal are reportedly following Manuel Akanji ahead of the summer.
Fussball Transfers claim Arsenal held concrete talks for Akanji last summer. It got to the point where the player was essentially saying his goodbyes before Paris Saint-Germain swooped in for Abdou Diallo and Dortmund decided to hold onto Akanji as a result.
Arsenal went back in for the player in January, discussing the possibility of a summer move. Despite everything that happened in the footballing world after that, a transfer is still possible for €25m-30m.
Akanji is up to 34 appearances for Dortmund so far this season. Most recently, he started against Schalke in the 4-0 win over the weekend. The 24-year-old is also a Switzerland international, with 22 caps for his country. He has a contract in Germany until 2022.