Five Premier League targets to solve Dortmund defensive crisis - Arsenal, Spurs and Villa beware?

Could one of these Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur or Everton players make their way to the Bundesliga in January.

Think your team has an injury crisis? Think again.

Borussia Dortmund are in a real state at the moment as their first-choice back-four are currently out of action with various injury problems - leaving Jürgen Klopp finding all manner of solutions to try and combat the situation.

The full-back injuries they could have dealt with - but losing Neven Subotic for six months with knee ligament trouble and Mats Hummels with a broken foot for around six weeks and they are being exposed for being light at the back.

Greek defender Sokratis will come in and do a job - while they signed free agent veteran Manuel Friedrich this week as emergency back-up.

But if they were to move for a Premier League defender to strengthen this area of the team - who could it be?

Here are five options…

Daniel Agger

The Dane is not as much a regular at Anfield as he has been in the past - and that has fuelled rumours of a potential reconnection with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli.

But he would be perfect for the Dortmund style of play - and with rumours of money being available to Klopp this summer - he might just be a perfect investment.

Thomas Vermaelen

Ok we know what Vermaelen has said he does not want a move - I mean we have all heard that before.

But nobody can tell me he is happy just loitering on the bench when he could be out there getting stuck in every week.

At least until Subotic was back that could happen - and is certainly affordable.

Younes Kaboul

The French international is out of contract in the summer and not exactly in favour with Andre Villas-Boas at this moment in time.

Could the Bundesliga team grab a bargain? Although considering their injury problems this sicknote might not be the ideal option.

Johnny Heitinga

The Dutch international has almost 90 caps for the Dutch national team - but that has not helped him get into the Everton team recently.

His contract also expires next summer - so Klopp could see him as a short-term solution.

Ron Vlaar

Many would argue that the Dutch international should be playing at a higher level than a mid-table Premier League side.

If Jurgen Klopp agrees this could also be a likely deal.

images: © kong niffe

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