Arsenal have reportedly submitted an offer for defender Malang Sarr, who is a free agent after running down his contract with Nice.
The 21-year-old moved to Nice in 2015, initially with their B team, before stepping up to the first team in 2016.
Since then, however, he has proved an outstanding signing, making 102 Ligue 1 appearances in four seasons.
However, the centre-back is a free agent, having reached the end of his terms with Nice.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is monitoring the situation and his club have also submitted a bid.
Indeed, the Spanish source claims Sarr has “several” offers on the table ahead of next season.
The France Under-21 international made 32 appearances in his first season with Nice, following that up with 21 in the 2017/18 season.
The last campaign was his most consistent, however, with Sarr missing only three Ligue 1 games.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta earmarked defence as a top priority for renovation upon signing on at The Emirates.
The Spaniard brought Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari in on loan in January, with both recently signing long-term deals.
What’s more, after much public deliberation between the club and his agent, David Luiz agreed a one-year extension.
William Saliba will also join from Saint-Etienne, although Arsenal and the French club went public with their disagreements over his arrival date.
ARTETA CONFIRMS FURTHER ARSENAL, SALIBA TALKS
Arteta has confirmed that both Arsenal and Saint-Etienne are in talks to resolve the situation.
The manager said (via the Daily Express): “The clubs are dealing with the situation.
“You know what happened in the last few days, I prefer to stay away from that.
“Hopefully they find a good agreement on the situation in good terms that helps the player as well.”