Arsenal are “keeping an eye” on Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, according to Record.
The Portuguese publication claims that the Gunners have already been in contact with the Spaniard’s representatives and they have also enquired about the player’s asking price.
Benfica are believed to have responded by saying that Grimaldo is available if Mikel Arteta’s side make an offer in the region of €7m (£6m). The reason for the very low valuation is due to the defender’s contract situation.
Grimaldo has less than a year remaining on his current deal and there has been no indication that the 26-year-old will sign an extension.
Arsenal signed another left-back, Nuno Tavares, from Benfica last year but there is a possibility that the 22-year-old will go out on loan to gain experience. Grimaldo would, therefore, be brought in to provide competition for Kieran Tierney.
With the Gunners also pursuing Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez, though, Grimaldo is likely seen as a backup option if they lose out to Manchester United in their battle for the Argentine.