Report: Arsenal make enquiry for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer

Sporting Braga's Nicola Stoiljkovic in action against Fenerbahce's Simon Kjaer

The Premier League side have reportedly not made a concrete offer for the Dane however.

Sporting Braga's Nicola Stoiljkovic in action against Fenerbahce's Simon KjaerFenerbahce's Simon Kjaer

A report from ESPN has claimed that Arsenal have made an enquiry for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen their options at the back.

ESPN reports that the Turkish club are yet to receive a bid for the 27-year-old, who they have valued at around £13m, but the Gunners appear to have joined the race by registering their interest.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

It is hardly surprising that Wenger wants to add another defender before the window shuts. 

ESPN adds that both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista are both sidelined with injury while Laurent Koscielny missed their opening day defeat to Liverpool after being given extra time off after helping France reach the final of this summer's European Championships.

With those three out, their vulnerability and lack of depth at the back was made obvious against the Reds as they conceded four goals in one game at the Emirates for the first time in over seven years.

Germany's Shkodran Mustafi reacts after missing a chance to scoreShkodran Mustafi is reportedly in talks with Arsenal

Kjaer is not the only centre-back on Wenger's radar however. ESPN claims that talks are taking place over Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi while Jose Fonte and Omer Toprak are also catching their eye.

Although Kjaer is yet to play in the Premier League, he has experience in several top divisions across Europe and has largely risen to the challenge at each club he has joined, so Wenger may be weighing up whether he should be capable of adapting to the English game before he potentially makes a bid. 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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