Arsenal 'make contact with PSG over Germany defender Thilo Kehrer'

Arsenal ‘make contact with PSG over German defender Thilo Kehrer’ as Mikel Arteta seeks to bolster defensive options amid doubts over pursuit of Brighton’s Ben White

  • The 24-year-old joined PSG from German side Schalke for £33m in 2018
  • Germany international has made just 94 appearances during frustrating spell
  • Mikel Arteta keen to boost his defensive options after signing Nuno Tavares

Arsenal have made an approach for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer, according to reports in France.

The 24-year-old has been at the French side since 2018 after joining from German side Schalke for €37million (£33m).

But the Germany international has endured a frustrating stint in Paris, making just 94 appearances for PSG.

Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry over the availability of PSG defender Thilo Kehrer

Now French publication Foot Mercato claim that the Gunners have made an enquiry for Kehrer.

Mikel Arteta is keen to boost his defensive options and completed his first signing this week with the £6.8m capture of former Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares. 

Tavares will wear the No 20 shirt at Arsenal and will act as competition for Kieran Tierney on the left-side of the Gunners defence. 

Arsenal completed the £6.8million signing of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares this week

He will link up with his team-mates for pre-season when he completes a period of isolation after travelling from Portugal.

Arsenal are close to finalising a deal for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga having raised their bid to around £18m including add-ons and are continuing discussions with Brighton over a £55m deal for Ben White.

The south coast outfit are maintaining their stance of wanting £50m in guaranteed payments. Talks between both clubs are continuing over the structure of the deal, and England international White is keen to make the move.

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