Arsenal are in talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Jose Gimenez, but his £40m valuation could be a stumbling block, the Daily Mail reports.
The Gunners are desperately short of centre-backs, with Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel all sidelined and only youngsters Callum Chambers and Rob Holding currently available in the position.
The 21-year-old is thought to have a release clause of around £56m, and he made 37 appearances under Diego Simeone last season.
According to Daily mail on Wednesday afternoon Arsenal continued talks with Atletico Madrid, who are demanding a fee in the region of £40m.
Gimenez is believed to be open to a move to London and the Premier League but the Gunners are baulking at Atletico’s current valuation.