Arsenal are reported to be weighing up a move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, but will face strong competition to do a deal. The 19-year-old centre-half joined the Bundesliga side from French side Sochaux in the summer of 2017 and after steadily working his way into the side, is not a regular in the starting eleven.
Standing at 6ft 4in, the youngster is an imposing figure at the back and has caught the eye of the Gunners, and a host of other clubs during the course of the season.
Arsenal have sent scouts to watch him on a number of occasions this season and reports are rife suggesting that an offer will be made at the end of the campaign.
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However, they are not the only interested party, with Premier League rivals Chelsea and West Ham United also said to be showing an interest in the France under-20 international.
Leipzig are doing well this season after climbing to fourth in the Bundesliga table and will be very reluctant to sell. However a sizeable offer in the summer could force their hand.