Arsenal line-up £10.5m raid on Gremio defender, Kannemann

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In an attempt to bolster his back-line this summer Unai Emery has lined-up a £10.5m  transfer fee to bid out Sampdoria in the race to sign Argentine international,Walter Kannemann.

Calciomercato reports that the Gunners are looking up to the 28-year-old, to solve their defensive problems as they lodge an early bid before the Serie A outfit, Sampdoria.

The 28 year-old Argentine International is seen as one of the best defenders in South America and that £10.5m figure could rise if the ex-San Lorenzo and Atlas ace hits certain performance targets.

Kannemann has impressed for Brazilian club Gremio since his arrival three years ago and played a key role in the Copa Libertadores success in 2017 after his first with boyhood team San Lorenzo back in 2014.

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Emery is looking to bolster his Arsenal squad over the summer but only has a limited transfer budget to play with.

The Gunners board have issued him with a £40m kitty, which could slightly increase if he secures a return to the Champions League by leading his men to Europa glory against Chelsea on May 29.

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