Arsenal are keen on a swoop to sign Club Brugge’s Odilon Kossounou in the 2021 summer transfer market, according to a report in England.

The Mirror is claiming that Arsenal are keeping a close eye on the Ivory Coast international following his impressive displays in the Belgian top-flight this campaign.

The same article states that the defender’s brilliant form has earned a lot of interest from some elite clubs in Europe ahead of the summer transfer market.

Club Brugge would look to allocate a transfer fee in the region of £8.5 million for the Ivorian ace in the summer.

The Gunners are facing competition from Serie A club Inter Milan but the Italian side are facing financial issues which could scupper their hopes of signing the Club Brugge man.

The report adds that Odilon would find England a more attractive proposition considering the success of Ivory Coast internationals in the Premier League.

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is poised to improve his options in the middle of the pitch at the end of the 2020-21 season.

The 20-year-old has netted one goal and has made one assist in 21 matches in the Jupiler Pro League this season, while he has also made five appearances in the UEFA Champions League and one appearance in the UEFA Europa League.

Meantime, Hector Bellerin is considering an Arsenal exit, reports say.

The 25-year-old star has been with the club since he joined from Barcelona as a 16-year-old and has become an important player for Arsenal in recent years.

However, CBS Sports claims that Bellerin is keen on a new challenge and is ready to consider quitting Arsenal this summer.