Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year old Cameroon international Nicolas N’Koulou before and are keeping an eye on the talented defender who signed for French Ligue 1 side Marseille last summer. He has continued to improve and is drawing the attention of quite a few big clubs, including Chelsea and AC Milan.
If Arsene Wenger is keen on signing the player, he may have to make his move soon, as Barcelona are said to be thinking seriously about him to supplement their back line, according to Talksport.
With Carlos Puyol and Gerrard Pique being injured at the same time, Barcelona have realised that they need more defenders. The club have had to use makeshift defenders in recent weeks, including Alex Song.