Arsenal move to sign £14.8m Napoli defender – report

Arsenal have submitted a £14.8m offer for Albania and Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports

Arsenal have made an offer for Albania and Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports in France.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old full-back over the past couple of weeks as Hysaj impressed for his national team at the European championships in France.

The Albanian left-back was ever-present in the Napoli side over the 2015/16 season, making two assists in 37 Serie A appearances for the Italian runners-up.

According to a report in Le Sport 10, Arsenal have submitted a £14.8m offer for the Napoli defender as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his defensive options ahead of the new season.

Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin established himself as Wenger’s first-choice right-back over the course of the 2015/16 campaign.

However, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal vied for a regular starting spot at left-back as both struggled with form.

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Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table ahead of Tottenham Hotspur last term.

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