Date: 28th June 2018 at 5:08am
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have already bolstered their defensive ranks this summer with the additions of Stephan Lichtsteiner and goalkeeper Bernd Leno but is targeting further business at the back.

The Gunners are widely reported to be on the verge of signing Sokratis Papastahopoulos from and remain keen on Freiburg’s Caglar Soyuncu, although a new name has now entered the mix.

Reports cited by The Daily Express state are keen on signing defender from Juventus, as they look to bring in the 31-year-old to play alongside former club colleague Lichtsteiner.

The champions will allow Benatia to leave if their valuation of around £22m is met in the market but will face competition, with and Marseille also eyeing a move for the experienced defender.

bowed out of the World Cup this week after a 2-2 draw with 2010 champions Spain and Benatia’s future is expected to be resolved quickly after the African side’s exit.

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