Ambitious Arsenal Set To Replace Mertesacker With This £20M Colombian Star

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This report is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are reporting Arsenal are closing in on Inter Milan centre-back Jeison Murillo.

The 24-year-old Colombia international was remarkable for Inter Milan last season; he guided them to finish in the fourth position.

It is believed Arsene Wenger is looking for a long-term replacement for Per Mertesacker has he has proven problematic at the back, lacking the pace to keep up with counter-attackers and the tempo of the games.

The report suggest Arsenal are set to meet up with the £20m price tag and Inter Milan are ready to do business in order to comply with financial fair play rules.

Murillo was signed from Granada last summer for only €8 million, looks set to leave the Italian giants for more than triple that amount.



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