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Report: Arsenal eye 24-year-old PSG star; Ramos and Hakimi could force him to leave

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing PSG defender Thilo Kehrer, who could leave the Ligue 1 giants this summer.

According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners are keeping tabs on the former Schalke star. The defender, who can play both centre-back and right-back, is eager to stay at PSG this summer.

However, the recent summer arrivals of Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi could force Kehrer to leave the French capital.

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Indeed, Kehrer joined PSG in 2018 and has made over 50 appearances for the Parisian club. However, the German defender has failed to nail down a first-team spot with the French giants since moving from Schalke.

With Arsenal looking for both a centre-back and a right-back this summer, Kehrer provides the Gunners as an interesting option in the market.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Hector Bellerin has requested to leave Arsenal this summer.

Whilst according to Brighton-based publication the Argus, there is yet to be an acceptable bid for England Euro 2020 star Ben White, who the Gunners are interested in.

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Whilst the 24-year-old had not played consistent first-team football at PSG, the arrivals of Ramos and Hakimi could push the defender out the exit door.

And Arsenal could stand to profit from Kehrer’s decision to leave Paris should he do so.

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At 6’1”, the defender is physically imposing in defence. Could this with Kehrer’s excellent athleticism and on-the-ball abilities, and Arsenal could have a player who could do a shift for Mikel Arteta’s side in multiple positions.

What is more, is that PSG could be willing to let Kehrer leave the club on the cheap. With Arsenal already picking up Nuno Tavares for as little as £7m this summer, a second cheap defensive signing would be ideal for the Gunners, who realistically don’t have to break the bank this window to improve on the quality at the back.

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