The news coming from England saying Arsenal would be interested in Grêmio defender Walter Kannemann made quite a noise in Brazil this weekend.

Most sports outlets have covered the claims which said the Gunners would need to pay £10m to sign the Argentine international.

Now besides covering the story, UOL added some extra information which backs up Arsenal’s chase for the 28-year-old.

Their report claims that back in January, a representative from the English side was seeking information about Kannemann.

However, despite the contact made, the talks haven’t reached Grêmio.

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It’s said that Grêmio know nothing about Arsenal’s interest, both from January or from the recent claims.

UOL highlights Kannemann’s importance in the squad, as the player got a contract extension this year, with a pay raise and a new expiry date of 2022. Other clubs such as Independiente, Boca Juniors and Flamengo all tried to sign Kannemann, but Grêmio turned down all the attempts.