Arsenal are unlikely to make a move for Club Brugge defender Odilon Kossounou, despite reports to the contrary.
That’s according to Voetbal Nieuws, who say the chances of the player ending up at the Emirates this summer are ‘very slim at the moment’.
The Gunners were recently linked with a move for Kossounou, with a claim in England that they were keen on a €20m deal for the 20-year-old.
This was later backed up in Belgium, who stated that both Arsenal and Wolves were in the picture for the defender after his impressive performances.
VN dismiss Arsenal’s reported interest today, though, stating that the Gunners strength in depth at centre back means they have no need for the player.
With David Luiz reportedly set to sign a new deal that would leave them with Gabriel Magalhães, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, William Salba and Calum Chambers, meaning they are ‘thick enough’ when it comes to centre backs.
That makes it ‘very doubtful’ they’d pay €20m for Kossounou, with the website taking aim at the English claims and stating they ‘did not have much credibility’ in the first place.
That is not to say the defender won’t be on the move, with ‘more than enough’ interest in him and his agent Patrick Mörk claiming that ‘there is a good chance that he will leave next summer’.
Arsenal, though, are unlikely to be a part of the bidding.