Saturday August 20 2016
Arsenal ask Viola for Astori

Arsenal are now being linked with an offer for Fiorentina centre-back Davide Astori.

It is well known that the Gunners are seeking reinforcements in defence, but Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia and Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez are considered too expensive.

Gazzamercato claim Arsene Wenger has turned his focus over to Fiorentina defender Astori.

The 29-year-old joined from Cagliari in 2015 after his loan spell at Roma.

An occasional Italy international, he has one goal in 11 senior caps.

However, the offshoot of La Gazzetta dello Sport also suggests Fiorentina have no intention of selling, even after the arrival of Sebastien De Maio from Anderlecht.