Arsenal keen on signing 21-year-old Swiss defender

Arsenal are believed to be keen on FC Basel defender Eray Comert as Unai Emery is keen on the young defender, with the Daily Mail claiming talks between the English club and the player’s agent are set to take place.

Eray Comert is valued at £7 million by his current club, with the Swiss ace under contract until 2022.

The Gunners have been linked with numerous young defenders this window as Unai Emery looks to bring in multiple additions to strengthen his current options at the backline.

The Spanish manager has limited funds available to him this window, so a relatively low fee of £7 million could prove to be an excellent piece of business.

Despite having the limited senior experience, the youngster is regarded as a future star and appears to have caught the eye of Arsenal scouts with his 31 Basel appearances last term.

The Switzerland Under-21 skipper has proven to be a calm and composed figure at the back and has impressed with his positional awareness and intelligent play.

Incredibly good on the ball and reliable, the starlet has also proven to be a threat at set pieces, netting two goals last campaign.

A proposed £7 million deal for Eray Comert could be one that needs to go through this summer transfer window as Emery looks to build on his first season in charge at Emirates and is desperate to sign a winger.

The Gunners were linked with move for Wilfried Zaha, but it seems that Crystal Palace do not intend on selling their prized asset after demanding £100 million for the Ivorian.