Arsenal have reportedly approach Ligue 1 outfit Reims for African descent Axel Disasi over a summer move to Emirate Stadium.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for the French outfit during the 2019-20 campaign, making 27 Ligue 1 appearances in the heart of a Reims defence that has conceded just 21 league goals this term – a record only bettered by Real Madrid in Europe’s top five divisions.

Arsenal have struggled in defence this season and, though Arteta will have William Saliba at the Emirates Stadium next season and could yet sign Pablo Mari permanently, there is still scope for the Gunners backline to be bolstered further.

According to  Arsenal have made formal contact with the Ligue 1 side for Disasi, but could face stiff competition from Monaco, West Ham United and Southampton whom all monitoring to signed the former France Under-20 international due to his £13m price tag.

Congolese descent is out of contract at Stade Auguste-Delaune at the end of next season.

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