Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eyeing Espanyol defender Hector Moreno as the Gunners look to strength their defensive area.
It is not the first news that is linking a defender with Arsenal, the rumours linking Arsenal to defenders is now so common. Several centre-back have been spotted by Wenger, however no deal has been concluded yet.
The recent reports from Spain suggest that the Gunners have shortlisted another centre-half Moreno for this month and Wenger sent scout Brian McDermott to keep an eye on him in a Copa del Rey game against Valencia.
The Mexican centre-half is also a target of several other Premier League sides including Tottenham Hotspurs, Everton, Hull City and Swansea City.
The 26-year-old played an important part for his national side in the last summer’s World Cup. However, he has only made six appearance for the La Liga side so far this season due to injury which was recovered recently.
Moreno will be out of contract in the summer of 2016. Reports believe that £6million would be enough to secure the services of the Mexican star.
With Mathieu Debuchy out again with a shoulder injury for almost three months, the French boss really needs a defender.
Debuchy dislocated his shoulder against Stoke City in a Premier League clash on last weekend.
Columnist: Stevan Jones