Arsenal in the battle to sign 23-year-old French defender

London giants are reportedly preparing a summer transfer window move for West Ham centre-back Issa Diop after his fantastic form in his time in the Premier League. U21 France international has shown himself to be a solid, intelligent defender for the Hammers, and looks like a talent who could shine at a bigger team in the near future.

Man United are long-standing admirers of Issa, and now Gunners are also ready to join the race to sign the £60m-rated defender. Both teams look in need of bolstering this summer after enduring difficult campaigns in their way, even if Red Devils have been on the up in recent weeks.

The Norwegian manager will surely see that Harry Maguire could do with a better defensive partner than footballers like Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones. With West Ham United hovering near the relegation zone this campaign, Diop would surely jump at the opportunity to join either Gunners or Man United if offers came along.

Gunners, meanwhile, must surely sign a truly top centre-back after a highly disappointing season in which the likes of David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have not looked good enough for a club of English club’s ambitions.

Arsenal have terrible consequences in the Premier League this campaign as they are in a 9th place in the table. The London giants signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, David Luiz from Chelsea, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and William Saliba from Saint-Etienne.