Arsenal will make their first official written offer for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand in the next few days, according to a report.
TheAFCBell, who correctly called the transfer of Thomas Partey to Arsenal last summer, report that Arsenal will make their first formal offer for summer free agent Ryan Bertrand in a few days’ time.
Arsenal are intensifying their efforts to secure the deal, with their interest moving into a more serious stage over the last week. They have a backup alternative to fill the left-back position, but Bertrand is the priority at the moment.
Previous reports suggested AC Milan, AS Monaco, and Manchester City were also interested in the player, but TheAFCBell report that a source in the player’s camp says he’d prefer to remain in the Premier League.
Arsenal would obviously like to use Bertrand as a backup to Kieran Tierney. Goal claimed they tried to bring the left-back in for exactly that purpose in January, but Southampton rejected Arsenal’s bid in the hope they could tie the player to a new deal.
Southampton have since confirmed Bertrand is leaving this summer, so a move to Arsenal is back on again.