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Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

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Eray Comert is reportedly on Unai Emery's transfer wishlist
Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)

Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenals defensive options ahead of the new season.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.

Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.

A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basels Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.

Comert made 31 appearances for Basel last season
Comert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)

Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.

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Emery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.

However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.Read More – Source

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