According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Arsenal have been offered the opportunity to sign Swiss defender from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
As Goal Gazette understands the Gunners are in the market for a left-sided defender, despite the return of William Saliba, as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen key areas of his squad.
The Switzerland star has been linked with a move to Arsenal for years, and those links have emerged again this year with Dortmund determined to move him on. Dortmund are asking for £15-20m, but it’s unclear if any interested parties would be willing to pay that price, especially since Akanji’s contract expires next summer.
Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko later this week, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
In his latest exclusive CaughtOffside column on Substack, Romano wrote: “The official announcement for Oleksandr Zinchenko will arrive this week. There is a £30m plus add-on deal with Manchester City, and personal terms have now been agreed as well.”
As Goal Gazette understands a deal has been agreed between all parties and Zinchenko could leave City’s pre-season camp this week to complete a medical ahead of his proposed move to Arsenal.