Porto defensive midfielder linked with summer move to Arsenal

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Arsenal have reportedly identified Porto defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira as a potential transfer target ahead of the next summer transfer window.

With French midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi believed to be keen on departing from the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta must start to think about possible replacements for the former Lorient man.

According to ESPN, the Premier League giants are contemplating an approach for Porto star, who has impressed in the Portuguese top-tier since 2015.

In total, the 28-year-old, who has 37 caps for Portugal, has managed to found back of the net 14 times from 166 games in all competitions.

While Porto would prefer to keep 28-year-old anchorman, the Dragoes are having to considering offers for the majority of their players to balance the books.

The report claims that Pereira may be available for a cut-price £18m deal and signing a quality player like him could help Mikel Arteta to strengthen his midfield area.

Arsenal are planning to sign quality players who are free agents this summer or will be available for a cut-price deals.

Arsenal are unlikely to finish this season in the top-four and being left out without a Champions League football won’t help them to add some big-name players to the squad.