Arsenal plotting swoop to sign talented defender as Emery prepares to splash £40m

According to reports in Germany via The Sun, Arsenal are interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate as Unai Emery prepares to spend his meager £40m transfer kitty wisely this summer.
The newspaper is one of several outlets reporting that Emery will have a tight budget to work from this summer – especially if we miss out on Champions League qualification – so the boss is going to have to be creative in the market.
A new centre-back is expected to be a priority as Shkodran Mustafi has been a disaster since arriving from Valencia and is tipped to leave this summer, Rob Holding is facing a long road to recovery from a knee injury and Laurent Koscielny is coming towards the end of his career.
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