Reports: Despite Mustafi talks, Arsenal eye Evans or Fernandez in £10m-plus deals

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Swansea's Federico Fernandez

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign Jonny Evans or Federico Fernandez.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Swansea's Federico FernandezManchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Swansea's Federico Fernandez

According to The Sun, Arsenal are looking into the possibility of striking a £10m deal for Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez, whilst The Mirror claim that Arsene Wenger wants West Brom's Jonny Evans.

The Gunners saw centre back Per Mertesacker suffer a knee injury last week, ruling him out for around five months - and leaving manager Arsene Wenger with a defensive problem on his hands.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker comes off injuredArsenal's Per Mertesacker

Wenger still has Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista in his ranks, but with youngsters Calum Chambers and Rob Holding the only other central defenders at his disposal, Wenger is expected to be in the ranks for a new centre back before next month's transfer deadline.

Now, The Sun claim that Arsenal are keen on Swansea City's Federico Fernandez, with Gunners scouts advising manager Wenger to make a move for the player.

Swansea City's Federico Fernandez in action with Arsenal's Olivier GiroudSwansea City's Federico Fernandez in action with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

The 27-year-old, who joined Swansea from Napoli back in the summer of 2014, and whilst he's been in the shadow of Ashley Williams at the Liberty Stadium, the Argentine has become a solid Premier League defender for the Swans.

The report adds that Arsenal may have to pay £10m to land Fernandez, but he's not the only Premier League centre back being targeted by Wenger.

Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action with West Brom's Jonny EvansBournemouth's Lewis Grabban in action with West Brom's Jonny Evans

The Mirror report that Wenger has also eyed up West Bromwich Albion centre back Jonny Evans as possible cover for Mertesacker, with the Northern Irishman costing up to £15m.

Evans, 28, impressed for West Brom last season having joined from Manchester United a year ago, and his appearances in the top flight - as well as for Northern Ireland at this summer's European Championships - appear to have tempted Wenger into a move.

With two new names added to the frame after Sky Sports reported that Arsenal are in talks to sign Valencia star Shkodran Mustafi, Wenger appears to have a number of targets in the heart of defence - and with a month to land one, Gunners fans will expect a new centre back signed before the deadline.

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