Emirates Stadium side chase Portuguese youngster.
Arsenal are reportedly moving closer to signing Sporting Lisbon defender Cedric according to the Metro.
The 23 year old Portuguese international is considered one of the best full-backs in Europe at present and his agent has certainly done little to quash interest in his client, representative Miguel Veloso stating;
‘We are happy his work is being recognised,’
‘Right now, we continue to negotiate the renewal of the contract between Cedric and Sporting. But nothing is agreed.
‘All scenarios are possible [in January].’
Arsenal are apparently ready to trigger Cedric’s £25.5m release clause, this despite having only signed Mathieu Debuchy over the summer.
Whilst the former Newcastle United man is out injured it would surely prove excessive, with Calum Chambers certainly able to fill the role in the short term.
Arsenal have suffered with injury concerns again this term, with a number of their defensive options ruled out with lengthy knocks.