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Arsenal ready to sign Chelsea, Manchester United target next transfer window to bolster defence



Arsenal are planning to capture Manchester United’s £35million transfer swoop for Pau Torres in January, as per reports.

The two clubs are still thought there is a need to get another centre-back to reinforce their defence when the transfer window resumes.

What’s more, as indicated by Spanish media source, Mikel Arteta and Edu have a plan to sign Pau Torres.

Pau Torres, 23, has pulled in a lot of consideration over the recent years – including from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Presently the Premier League clubs are allegedly prepared to battle it out for his signature.

Pau Torres joined Villarreal back in 2002 and advanced directly through the academy, C team, B team and made his first-team debut in 2016 out of a Copa del Rey clash.

He spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Malaga before returning a year ago to seal his spot in the core of Villarreal’s defence.

His solid performances saw him win his first Spain cap in November 2019, going ahead as a substitute for Sergio Ramos and scoring a moment later in the 7-0 pounding of Malta.

Arsenal acquired Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer transfer and made Pablo Mari’s move lasting while David Luiz was given a contract extension.

Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz and Rob Holding have started the season however Arsenal also have William Saliba, Calum Chambers, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis.

Konstantinos Mavropanos is loan with Stuttgart for the season.

Mustafi, Sokratis and Luiz expected to leave Arsenal in the coming year, the addition of Pau Torres would also reinforce Arsenal’s defence – if they can persuade ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery to work together.

For Manchester United, a defender is a significant need.

Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire have all battled for early-season form while Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo were frozen out.

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Manchester United offered Chris Smalling to Roma in the summer however didn’t get a defender.

The report includes Dayot Upamecano was the best option choice for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United however Liverpool are in pole position to sign the RB Leipzig and France defender.

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