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Arsenal to swoop for Bundesliga centre-back?

Arsenal to swoop for Bundesliga centre-back?

Arsenal want Leverkusen defender
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Arsenal are reportedly keen on landing the signature of Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Edmond Tapsoba this summer.

The 22-year-old joined the Bundesliga outfit from Vitoria Guimaraes in January last year, and has made 61 appearances to date.

His progress has caught the eye of several European clubs, and claims that the Gunners are lining up an offer.

The Burkina Faso international has five more years on his contract, and Leverkusen are expected to demand around £53 million.

The Gunners won't have the added revenue from European football next term, but they are likely to receive financial backing from the owners.

The Kroenke Sports and Entertainment group have promised to offer manager Mikel Arteta with funds to strengthen the squad this summer.

It remains to be seen whether the north London club can go on a big spending spree to boost their top-four hopes next season.

The club are expected to part ways with a number of players, and this is expected to enhance their transfer kitty for the summer.