Gunners are close to signing 23-year-old Danish defensive rock

Gunners are close to signing Sampdoria defensive rock Joachim Andersen and planning to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. London club need a new centre-back to back-line, and the 23-year-old defender is the best option in this situation.

He had a good campaign and paid attention. Unai set to spend big money on the player during the summer transfer window. Tottenham, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Man United are also keen to sign him, and there will be a contest for the player.

Joachim joined the Italian club from Twente in 2017 with a £2m deal. He became an important person for the club and played many matches impressively since joining. In this season, Andersen made 34 appearances and provided one assist in all competition.

It is a great result, and he can do much more with high-class teammates. Danish centre-back has contracted with the Blucerchiati until 2021, and his release clause is nearly £20m. Probably he will accept the correct offer from the Spanish coach.

Arsenal will do everything to add him this summer as Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus, Mesut Ozil is in terrible form, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny linked with several clubs and they need back-up. It will be difficult to add him as Spurs, Nerazzurri, Los Rojiblancos and Red Devils also prepare to make an offer during the transfer window.

English club heavily linked with Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, Getafe defender Djene Dakonam, Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, Borussia Monchengladbach footballer Matthias Ginter and Barcelona player Samuel Umtiti.