Wolverhampton Wanderers have made an official bid of £13.5million to Stade Reims for defender Axel Disasi, according to a report from French outlet L’Equipe.
Arsenal and their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have both been linked with moves for the 22-year-old in recent weeks, but Wolves have looked to steal a match on their fellow Champions League-chasing rivals by submitting an official offer.
Whether the bid will be accepted is still unknown as it had been reported that Reims were looking for bids of around £18m for the defender, but their stance may well have changed due to the current global events.
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Given that Disasi’s contract expires in 2021, Reims will have a decision to make this summer if the player indicates that he won’t be signing a new deal as they could risk losing him on a free transfer if he doesn’t put pen-to-paper.
Arsenal’s defensive issues are no secret, with the Gunners having conceded 36 goals in 28 league games this season so it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Mikel Arteta go into the market to bring in reinforcements.
If Disasi is a serious target for Arsenal, which would make sense given that he was a standout member of a Reims defence that kept 12 clean sheets in the league, they may need to act quickly as Wolves have seemingly made their intentions clear.