According to Sky Sports Arsenal are considering Omer Toprak of Bayer Leverkusen and Simon Kjaer of Fenerbahce as they look to sign a defender
Arsene Wenger remains determined to strengthen his back-four following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, and their main target is Valencia’s centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.According to the report Mustafi has agreed to join the Gunners as discussions continue over a fee between the clubs, but Toprak and Kjaer are among the alternatives.
Toprak is a 27-year-old Turkey international with 23 caps, who joined Bayer Leverkusen from Freiburg in 2011.
Kjaer is a 27-year-old Denmark international with 59 caps, who signed for Fenerbahce from Lille in 2015.
Toprak and Kjaer both have similar profiles and are experienced on the biggest stage and have earned reputations as solid defenders in recent seasons.