Arsenal rival Liverpool move for defensive target with £10.5m bid, Turkish giants demanding £13m
Arsenal have made a £10.5 million bid for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer according to Turkish sports newspaper Fotomac.
Per the source, the Yellow Canaries are holding our for their £13 million valuation to be matched.
Kjaer does have another two-years remaining on his current contract and the Istanbul giants are not prepared to sell their star man unless their asking price is matched.
The Gunners have been closely linked with Kjaer over recent weeks.
TurksVoetbal also published a report claiming the North London based outfit have made a £10.5 million bid for the 29-year-old defender.
The Gunners could face competition from Liverpool for the centre-back.
Turkish-Football recently reported that the Reds are planning a move for the Denmark international as an alternative for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
The Reds were forced to issue an apology after reports emerged of secret talks between Jurgen Klopp and Van Dijk.
Arsenal struggled defensively last season conceding 44 goals in the Premier League – the highest figure in the top six. Liverpool only did marginally better letting in 42 goals.
Kjaer finished the season with three goals and one assist in 43 games for the Istanbul giants.