Over the last number of months Arsenal have been linked with a move for Freiburg centre-half, Caglar Soyuncu.
Talks between the clubs took place earlier this month, but as yet no final agreement has been made, and our interest in the 21 year was confirmed by the player himself.
Speaking to Turkish media, he said, “Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England. I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalized yet about my transfer.
“After the national team camp we’ll have talks.”
Soyuncu has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, and is a player identified by new Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat.
The Gunners are in need of defensive reinforcement this summer following the retirement of Per Mertesacker and the serious injury sustained by Laurent Koscielny.
There have also been links with Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, a move which could open the door for the departure of Shkodran Mustafi, but it remains to be seen what exactly the new head coach wants to do with his defensive set-up.