Date: 1st June 2018 at 7:01pm
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boss is pushing ahead with his transfer activity in the summer market, where he seems to be focusing on improving the club’s defensive ranks.

The struggled for form during their Premier League campaign last term and Emery is looking to inject additional experience into the defence with the addition of veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner, who’s set to join compatriot Granit Xhaka at the Stadium.

Gazzetto Dello SportĀ states that 34-year-old Lichsteiner, who is available on a free transfer after ending a seven-year spell with Juventus, has agreed terms with and will arrive as one of Emery’s first major additions.

Lichtsteiner, winning of seven consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus, may not be guaranteed first-team football at but can provide competition to for the right-back spot, with the ace seeing his form dip in recent campaigns.

are also lacking experience in their defence following the retirement of captain Per Mertesacker, while Laurent Koscielny is sidelined for a number of months with an achilles injury.