It is understood that the English Premier League outfit Arsenal are in the pursuit of Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo alongside other suitors, According to reports
The likes of Man City, Inter Milan and Napoli are also in the race for the signature of the star player but the report claims that the North London outfit are leading in his chase.
Another Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that the Gunners alongside Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are both leading in the race.
However, the report claims that the North London outfit will make use of Spanish defender Nacho Monreal as a part of the offer in order to be able to convince Benfica into releasing him.
The report claims that Gunners manager Unai Emery is a fan of Alex Grimaldo and he is ready to beat off competition to land him in the summer window.
However, the North London side are feared not to be able to qualify for next season’s Champions League as they have hoped as a result of their bad defence.
There were expectations that some additions would be made in the last winter transfer window but that did not happen and it is now suggested that there will be some business deals in the coming summer window.