Report: Arsenal interested in Nice left-back Jordan Amavi

Arsenal are interested in signing Jordan Amavi claim reports in France.

Arsenal are interested in signing Nice left-back Jordan Amavi, report French website Mercato365.

Amavi is also interesting Spanish side Atletico Madrid, and Nice's Ligue 1 competitors Lyon, the report states.

The 21-year-old is an intriguing prospect, excelling at left-back this past season for Nice, but also capable of playing in midfield.

He featured 36 times in Ligue 1 this past season, scoring four goals, and is a French under-21 international.

The Gunners' need to sign Amavi right now hinges on their plans for defender Nacho Monreal.

The Spaniard is wanted by La Liga side Athletic Bilbao,reported The Mirror at the end of last month.

Monreal came through a tough start to the season, played out of position in central defence due to an injury crisis, to end the campaign as first choice left-back ahead of England international Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal have no need to suddenly sell him, but it makes sense to monitor alternatives taking into account the possibility he seeks a move, and Amavi, valued at just £2.2 million by transfermarkt, would be a potentially smart replacement.

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