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World Cup defender keen to join Unai Emery at Arsenal

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Arsenal have bolstered their defensive line this summer with the additions of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, along with goalkeeper Bernd Leno, but there is still further deals on the horizon.

The Gunners have seen Germany international Shkodran Mustafi linked with an exit for the past few months and that departure may leave Arsenal in need of another centre-back, with Laurent Koscielny sidelined through injury.

Arsenal could be handed the opportunity to sign a player who impressed at the World Cup to solve that potential issue, as TuttoMercatoWeb states Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is holding out for a move to join the Gunners.

The Colombia centre-back is set for an exit from the LaLiga champions despite only signing for the club in January as regulations limit Ernesto Valverde to just three registered non-eu players, which Barcelona now exceed following the signing of Malcom from Bordeaux.

Malcom, Philippe Coutinho and Arthur are expected to be Barcelona’s designated non-EU players this season and Mina is tipped for an exit, with the 23-year-old attracting a vast amount of Premier League interest.

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