Arsenal have lined up a shock move for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos ahead of the January transfer window.
The Gunners require significant defensive reinforcements in January, having seen a leaderless back line repeatedly collapse against opposition in the Premier League, pushing them down the table, in relation to their usual high position.
As a result, Arsenal have supposedly lined up a surprise move for Ramos, who is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world.
They are hoping to beat other sides that have been linked with a move, like Chelsea, who are managed by former Real boss Jose Mourinho, by holding secret talks with his agent ahead of a deal.
AS reporter Manuel Esteban Manolete spoke to Spanish radio show La Goleada, saying: “Wenger has called Rene Ramos, the agent and brother of Sergio Ramos.”
Ramos’ negotiations with Real over a new contract have stalled, and as a result, Wenger believes the time is right to capture the sensational defender.
Ramos has won the European Championship twice with Spain, the World Cup and captured the Champions League with Real last season.