Arsenal transfer news: Medhi Benatia approach made as Unai Emery targets defender
By The Atlas Lions, Jan 6 2019 12:53PM
Arsenal have made an approach to sign Medhi Benatia.
That is according to reports in Italy, who claim the Gunners are keen to land the Juventus defender during the January transfer window.
The 31-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with the Serie A champions.
And with the Morocco international's future uncertain in Turin, Arsenal have enquired about his availability.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport , Unai Emery is open to bolstering his backline this month due to a spate of injuries.
Benatia could potentially be used as part of the deal to take midfielder Aaron Ramsey to Turin.
Juve are keen to land the Wales ace this month although Emery wants to keep Ramsey on board for the rest of the season.
Ramsey would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Italian giants.
Juve could force the Gunners to wait for Benatia with boss Massimiliano Allegri determined to keep hold of the player, who has also attracted interest from German side Schalke.