Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Napoli in a bid to sign Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Gunners have been poor at the back this season, and Mikel Arteta is under pressure to strengthen his back-four in January.
Koulibaly has previously been a Manchester United target and is valued at £55million.
But Napoli are keen on signing Sead Kolasinac, and Arsenal are hoping he can be used as a makeweight to land the centre-back.
Host Ian McGarry said on Reach plc’s Transfer Window Podcast: “I’ve heard, although can’t confirm, that Arsenal have also made contact with Napoli through a third-party regarding Koulibaly.
“This comes on the back of their desire under Mikel Arteta to strengthen their defence.
“And also that they’ve got some interest from Sead Kolasinac. So you could see the possibility of Kolasinac being offered to Napoli in part-exchange plus cash, although Di Laurentiis prefers cash for Koulibaly because he wants to strengthen his team up the Serie A table.”