Earlier this month a couple of publications reported that Arsenal are interested in Manchester City centre-back Jason Denayer.
Arseblog News has since learned that the Gunners have indeed been monitoring the 21-year-old Belgian and are considering an offer for his services.
Denayer moved to Manchester three years ago from Anderlecht and is yet to play a competitive game for City, but has since undertaken successful loan spells at Celtic and Galatasaray in the last two seasons.
Marc Wilmots handed the youngster, who can also play right-back, his international debut for Belgium against Israel in March last year and he was taken to the Euros in France this summer, although his only appearance did see him turned inside out by Hal Robson-Kanu as the Red Devils lost 3-1 to Wales.
As The Times [paywalled] report today, Pep Guardiola hasn’t ruled out keeping Denayer at the Etihad this season although his position could be put in jeopardy should the Citizens successfully acquire John Stones from Everton.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal’s decision to rebuff City’s interest in Hector Bellerin has any bearing on a potential deal. Who knows what type of bickering takes place over the fax machines these days?
Having signed a 20-year-old defender in Rob Holding we think it would be pretty odd to fill the Big F*cking Gap left by injured Per Mertesacker with more inexperience, that said, it’s possible the club see this as another signing with long-term potential.
Do we believe our own source…hmm, we’ll be cautious