Arsenal have Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters on their shortlist of possible targets if they opt to make a right-back signing.
David Ornstein reports for The Athletic that Arsenal and Manchester United are understood to have Kyle Walker-Peters on their list of targets if they look to bolster in the right-back position.
Everton are strongly interested, but their financial problems make that move unrealistic.
Spurs reportedly have a £30m buy-back clause in the player’s deal, so they could enter the race at any time.
For the record, Southampton aren’t actively looking to sell the right-back, but they haven’t made any progress in trying to extend his contract – which lasts to 2025.
The Saints are on the hunt for signings in the position, partly to compete with Walker-Peters but also partly to have a plan in place if he leaves.
Walker-Peters made 37 appearances for Southampton last season, more regularly filling in at left-back than right-back, as that was where he was needed.
But as a right-footer, Walker-Peters’ long-term future is likely on the right, and he still made plenty of appearances on that flank too last season.
Arsenal could arguably use the cover on either side, so perhaps that versatility increases the likelihood of a transfer.