Arsenal could swap Hector Bellerin for Juventus defender Merih Demiral, according to Calciomercato.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Turkey international for a few weeks now, with their defence having been very poor once again this season.
David Luiz was brought in in the summer to shore things up, but the Brazilian has not made a good start, and his partner Sokratis has also been poor.
Over in Italy, Demiral has hardly featured for Juve under Maurizio Sarri.
The star was only signed in the summer, but has played just one Serie A match all season.
Stubborn Sarri has turned to Matthijs de Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci at almost every opportunity, with Daniele Rugani – also linked with Arsenal – also struggling for minutes.
Apparently Arsenal could make a move for Demiral by offering full-back Bellerin, which would be a hugely audacious move by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
TBR’s view – Ljungberg would quickly make enemies
Arsenal would certainly benefit from having the talented Demiral in their team, but losing Bellerin would not be the means to justify that.
The Spaniard has struggled this season but he is clearly still working his way back from his knee injury.
Bellerin is a very popular figure amongst the fans, and Ljungberg would be taking a huge risk getting rid of him.
Many vouched for him to become the next club captain after Granit Xhaka, and selling him would upset a lot of people – especially since Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Calum Chambers are the only other options at right-back.