Arsenal started negotiations with £20m-rated Serie A defender

Arsenal interested to sign Fiorentina left-back Cristiano Biraghi and planning to make an offer in January when the transfer window opens again. Gunners have serious problems in defence as Nacho Monreal preparing to leave the London club during this winter and his replacement is necessary.

Italy international is the best option in this situation as he started this season amazingly and paid big clubs attention. Unai Emery ready to pay big money for the footballer during the January. Cristiano joined the La Viola from Pescara in this summer with a £2m deal. He is one of the best defenders in Serie A and unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, Biraghi already played 14 games, scored 2 goals and made 2 assists in all competition. This is an impressive result and he can improve his consequences with high-class teammates. The 26-year-old is contracted with the club until 2021 and his release clause is around £20m.

His price could increase during this season and become much more. Italian left-back also named in national team squad several times which is already a big achievement for the footballer. Gunners will do everything to add him in January when the transfer window opens again.