Arsenal have made an inquiry over the availability of Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu, according to reports in France.
Mathieu has made 75 appearances for Barca since making a move from Valencia back in 2014 but the 32-year-old is now being linked with a move to the Emirates.
Major French television channel SFR Sport suggest the Gunners have approached the Catalan giants over Mathieu as Arsene Wenger scours the market for defensive reinforcements.
It’s understood Wenger is looking to bring an experienced centre-back to the Emirates following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista in pre-season.
Besiktas are also believed to be in the race for the veteran who was in France’s squad for Euro 2016 before being replaced by Samuel Umtiti after an injury.