According to Sky Germany, Arsenal are considering a move for Jerome Boateng as they look to bolster the defensive ranks in January.
After the news that Calum Chambers has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a ruptured ACL, reinforcement in that area of the pitch has become even more important.
The Germany international is apparently keen to leave Bayern Munich, and Arsenal are in the market for a defender, so we’ve got a 2+2 situation going on here.
He does have Premier League experience, having played a season in England for Man City, but at 31 years of age isn’t exactly a player for the future, and a reported £12.8m price-tag makes a permanent deal highly unlikely.
Boateng has made just 9 league appearances this season, and our resident Bundesliga expert, Lewis Ambrose, doesn’t sound that enthused.
On this – just look up Boateng's red card against Frankfurt this season. Then imagine it was Mustafi or Sokratis and the way we'd all react. Then watch Rashica's goal against Bayern last month.
Don't do it, Arsenal.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) January 3, 2020
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake, but Chelsea are reportedly considering using their buy back clause now that their transfer ban has been lifted.
Expect plenty more names to do the rounds between now and the end of the month as the transfer rumour mill grinds into full gear.
Names like Steed Gibrelet, Marco Crazioli, Sylvain Marsh, Arnie van der van der Kock, Eoin Cushion, Max Pelican, Fred St Bishop, Orlando Splat, Greg Blaze, Steve Dallas, Olympus P Stallone, and John.