Arsenal are set to rival FC Barcelona for free agent Malang Sarr in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal are keeping tabs on Sarr after the Centre defender see out his contract at Ligue 1 side Nice following the 2019-20 season.
The same report states that the Gunners are looking at potential defensive recruitments and the 21-year-old could fit the picture given Sarr is available on a free transfer and will not Cost the clubs than sign on fee.
According to the same report, Arsenal are facing competition from La Liga side FC Barcelona and Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
The report adds that 3 clubs from Italian league Atalanta, Torino and Fiorentina are all tracking Sarr in the current transfer market.
The report goes on to add that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eager to sign a new centre-half ahead of his first full season in charge of the north London outfit.
The Daily Mail also says that the Gunners have been impressed with his “mature displays” in the Nice backing over the past season or so.
Sarr scored one goal in 19 games in the French top flight in the 2019-20
season to establish himself as a regular in the Nice team.
The 21-year-old has netted three times in 119 games in all competitions over the past four seasons since Sarr made his debut against Rennes at the age of 17 in 2016.
Sarr has represented France at youth level but the promising defender hasn’t received a call up to the senior team in spite of his impressive performances for Nice.