Word in the Football Transfer Tavern today is that Arsenal are trying to sign Greek international defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos as they look to solve their defensive issues that have plagued the club in recent years.
The news emerges from The Mirror who suggest that the centre back, who is valued at around £12 million, could be set for the Emirates Stadium if Arsene Wenger gets his way.
The Schalke man has long been wanted by the French boss as be seeks to add some defensive steel to his side and this could be the summer that Wenger makes his move.
Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers are also thought to be looking at the powerful defender but it is understood that he wants European football and that puts the Gunners ahead of the Anfield club in the pursuit.
The young defender is highly rated in European football although his discipline is questionable but he could prove a good signing for Arsenal as they look to improve on last season’s fourth place finish.