Arsenal defender target 'will no doubt leave' this summer - reports

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Highly rated Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci will be the man tasked with solving Arsenal's defensive crisis next season reports talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old Bundesliga star has also attracted the interest of Juventus and Sevilla after a number of impressive performances in Germany this season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger reportedly approached Stuttgart last summer about the possibility of bringing Tasci to the Emirates Stadium but a move failed to materialise.

Arsenal instead recruited central defenders Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci – though the latter has struggled to adapt to life in North London in the Barclays Premier League.

Tasci is under contract until 2014 so Stuttgart will be in no rush to part with their star defender, and will hold out for an offer of at least £10million.


With Arsenal's stringent transfer policy, it is unclear at this stage whether or not Wenger will be prepared to part with that amount of cash, as the Gunners continue their search for defensive additions.

The German international who is of Turkish descent, has been a standout performer for an under-achieving Stuttgart side this season, and is ready to test himself at a higher level with an ambition of playing Champions League football.

That is something that Arsenal will be able to offer, with Wenger’s attractive brand of football another appealing option for Tasci.

In a recent interview with, a source close to the player confirmed, "There is no doubt he will move for sure.

"There are a few big clubs following him, but it depends on who puts in an official approach.

"The Premier League is looking a possibility and is an interesting option. But there are no offers at this point in time."

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