Arsenal have tough decisions to make in the heart of defence in the summer, and it seems that a talent in South America, Brazil is on their radar.
The north Londoners have to make a call on David Luiz. His 12-month contract has a year option on it, but Arsenal are yet to trigger that option.
Shkodran Mustafi could depart, but William Saliba is coming in. Pablo Mari is only on loan from the Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo, but may yet stay permanently.
There are a couple of moving parts in the Arsenal back line. They need to make some decisions, and more additions may yet come.
Back in March, Zero Hora in Brazil stated that Arsenal were keen to sign Internacional defender Bruno Fuchs. They had reportedly been scouting him before the global pandemic hit.
The 21-year-old star has emerged into the Internacional first team, and featured for his country’s Under-23’s in 2019.
At 6ft 3in, Bruno is a powerful defender and could be the Gunners’ latest addition from Brazil after Gabriel Martinell.
Now, DAZN journalist and commentator Gustavo Fogaca has spoken to Milan News about Bruno, with AC Milan allegedly keen to land him.
Fogaca claims that the Gunners are in the race alongside Milan and Porto, but no offers have been made yet, even though Internacional chairman Marcelo Medeiros is willing to sell.
“Yes, in addition to Milan, Arsenal and Porto also sent their scouts to Porto Alegre to analyse the player,” said Gustavo.
“But for the moment, nobody has made a written proposal. However, the president of Internacional, Marcelo Medeiros, said he was willing to sell the young defender,” Fogaca added.