Date: 22nd August 2018 at 12:00pm
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have offered Ufa defender Igor Diveev a trial as Unai Emery targets the youngster.

The 18-year-old impressed as ’s Under-20’s reached the final of the COTIF-2018 tournament, and Russian publication Championat, as reported by The Sun, claims Ufa president Shamil Gazizov has confirmed ’s interest in the defender.

Diveev is yet to make his senior debut for Ufa but is believed to have caught the eye of ’s scouts while on international duty.

Emery already invested in ’s back line this summer by adding and Stephan Lichtsteiner, but the defence still seems to have some problems having conceded five goals in the club’s first two matches against and Chelsea.

Should the manage to sign Diveev after his trial period ends then the young Russian will more than likely be placed in the reserve team where he will gain further experience and develop his ability.