Arsenal hold talks with defender who both Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign
Arsenal have held talks regarding the possible signing of Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu, a player who both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in.
According to reports, the Gunners have held discussions about the possibility of signing the Turkish international centre-back as they hope to steal a step on any other potential rivals for his signature.
As well as Chelsea and Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and AS Roma have also been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.
Soyuncu’s performances in the Bundesliga helped propel him into the international reckoning with Turkey, and he’s very much part of their setup. In fact, Arsenal had scouts watching the defender as he played for his national side against Ireland last week.
Freiburg are keen to keep hold of their young star but, according to the report, they would be willing to do a deal for around £30m.
Whether Arsenal would be willing to spend such a large fee on a youngster remains to be seen, but they’ve at least had conversations about the possibility of Soyuncu leaving Germany to join the Gunners.
With high quality centre backs at a premium, there is no question that a lot of sides will be sniffing around Soyuncu this summer.