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Arsenal still hope to sign Caglar Soyuncu despite the imminent arrivals of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Gunners are closing in on a deal for Sokratis, whose move from Borussia Dortmund is excepted to cost the Gunners around £16 million.
Talks with Dortmund have progressed well this week and the Greece international, who has one year left on his deal at Dortmund, is now on the verge of sealing a switch to north London.
But Arsenal’s attempt to strengthen their defence will not just end with Sokratis, as head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is looking to bring in at least two more additions during the summer. A new goalkeeper is also on the agenda.
The Gunners are also confident of winning the race for Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is a free agent this summer having decided to leave Juventus after seven years in Turin.
But Arsenal are also hot on the trail of Soyuncu, who looks certain to leave Freiburg this summer.
The 21-year-old centre-back is currently away with the Turkey national team and played the full 90 minutes on Monday as they beat Iran 2-1 in a friendly.
Football.London understands there were Arsenal officials in attendance for the game in Istanbul watching the defender, who Freiburg value at £35m.