Arsenal enquire about Alderweireld

Arsenal have enquired about Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, imageaccording to reports.

The Gunners are currently short of options at the back, and are seemingly ready to push ahead with a bid for the 24-year-old Belgian.

Dutch sources claim the Gunners have been in contact with Ajax over the weekend to scope out the possibility of striking a deal after the Amsterdam outfit turned down a bid from Atletico Madrid.

Former Arsenal winger and current director of football at Ajax, Marc Overmars, said: ‘We have rejected the offer from Atletico Madrid for Toby Alderweireld.

‘We were contacted this weekend but it was not considered sufficient for a player of the national team of Belgium.’

Alderweireld has just one year remaining on his current contract, and it’s believed Ajax are looking for in excess of £6.5million for his services.

When asked about Arsenal’s interest in the defender, Overmars said: ‘They would need to pay the asking price, if we were to let one of our players go.’

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