Arsenal have made enquiries into Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, as Mikel Arteta's side weigh-up a move for the German centre back to replace injured Calum Chambers.
Boateng is plotting his way out of the Allianz Arena this month after looking unsettled this season, and Gunners need to bolster a defence crippled by injuries to Chambers, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney.
The Bundesliga side are reportedly willing to let the World Cup winner leave for £12.8million, and Arsenal have enquired about the defender's wages, fee and possibility of a loan deal, according to Sky Sports.
Although slip-ups this season have drawn criticism of the German, his experience and powerful presence could be vital for the Gunners as they launch a top-four comeback.
Arsenal’s defence has been unstable for most of the season under Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg, but things looked to have changed for David Luiz and Sokratis against United.
The 31-year-old Boateng is also no stranger to the Premier League, after winning the FA Cup in a spell with Manchester City in 2011.
He made 16 top-flight appearances in his single English season and would provide healthy competition and add quality to the Arsenal ranks.
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