Arsenal are interested in Schalke defender Malick Thiaw, according to reports in the English media. It has been reported that Liverpool are keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, but the Gunners and Manchester City are now also believed to be keen on signing the teenager.
The centre-back made his senior debut for Schalke against Hoffenheim earlier this month and scouts have been keeping a watchful eye on his development.
Another major bonus for Arsenal is the fact that Thiaw reportedly has a very low release clause. He currently is available for only £7m, which is a bargain price considering his potential.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta does have a whole host of centre-backs at his disposal but with such a poor defensive record this season, it will be one area where he’ll be keen to overhaul in the summer.
However, they will likely have to battle hard if they want to beat off the competition for Thiaw’s signature.