Emirates Stadium side ready move to promising Etihad Stadium talent.
Arsenal are reportedly set to launch a surprise bid for Man City youngster Matija Nastasic according to the Metro.
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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to sell Thomas Vermaelen and apparently sees Serbian defender Nastastic as a potential replacement for the exit bound Belgian.
The north London side are willing to offer £16m for the 21 year old, who hasn’t perhaps kicked on in regards to his first team role at the Etihad Stadium.
Wenger is said to have been tracking the starlet since his time at Fiorentina and Man City are apparently open to a possible summer sale.
Nastastic made just 11 Premier League starts last term and may be open to a move to Arsenal, knowing that Wenger is a manager who is more than willing to trust to youth.
Arsene Wenger sees Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker as his first choice central defensive partnership and may feel that a young pretender as a back-up is a sensible course of action.