Arsenal could lose Spanish defender to French giants

Marseille have identified Nacho Monreal and Alberto Moreno as potential signings for the January transfer window.

The French side have endured a disappointing first half of the season, and Les Olympiens currently sit in fifth place in the division standings.

However, Rudi Garcia will be keen on securing a place in next season’s Champions League, and it appears that new additions will be needed at the turn of the year.

France Football is reporting that Rudi Garcia is considering making offers for Arsenal defender Monreal, who finds himself in the same situation at Emirates Stadium as Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno and despite the 32-year-old’s status on the squad, the Gunners could be open to a sale.

Nacho Monreal is on the verge of leaving Arsenal as the Spaniard’s contract expires at the end of the season and Unai Emery has shown little desire to tie the defender down to a new deal.

Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat will try to find interesting young defenders such as Loyd Kelly who has appeared on the radars of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United also.