Arsenal hope to conclude deal to sign Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos
Last Updated: 03/01/18 7:57pm
Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign 20-year old centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina.
It is understood Arsenal want to tie-up a permanent deal for the Greece U21 international before sending him out on loan to German side Werder Bremen.
Mavropanos made his debut in the Greek top-flight last season and has made 14 appearances in the competition for Giannina this season.
Sixth-placed Arsenal host Chelsea in a London derby, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Wednesday night.
Speaking ahead of the visit of the Blues, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he would like to add to his squad in January.
"We are out there and look of course to do some things," he said.
"We will do, but when is very difficult to say because that does not depend only on us. We are open to any position for the exceptional player that can give us a plus. It depends a little bit on the injuries as well.
"On the other hand it depends if we manage to extend the contracts of the players who are at the end of their contracts in June."
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