ARSENAL are reportedly set to bid £10million for Olympiakos centre-back Pape Abou Cisse.
The Gunners are in the market for a centre-back this summer – also being linked with St Etienne defender William Saliba.
1 Arsenal are reportedly set to bid £10m on Olympiacos defender Pape Abou CisseCredit: Getty – Contributor
Emirates chiefs still battle it out with North London rivals Tottenham for the signing of £27m Saliba, and have now turned to 6ft 6in Senegalese Cisse.
90min report Arsenal are confident a £10m bid will see them move one step closer to signing the 23-year-old, having scouted him last season.
Wolves are also thought to be in for the centre-half, who made 29 appearances last season, seven in the Europa League.
Unai Emery has been given a boost with Rob Holding set for an early return from his serious knee injury.
The 23-year-old has been out of action since he ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament against Manchester United in December.
However, skipper Laurent Koscielny is set for showdown talks with Arsenal bosses after the centre-back REFUSED to go on the club’s pre-season tour in America.
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SunSport reported how Arsenal boss Emery asked the World Cup winner THREE TIMES to make the trip – all in vain.
It is understood the 33-year-old Frenchman is looking to force his way out of London and push for a transfer.
Koscielny is set to be docked wages as his Emirates career remains up in the air.