Arsenal enter race for Atletico Madrid defender

Arsenal have entered the race to sign £54m-rated Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to the Sun on Sunday.

The 21-year-old, linked with a move to Manchester United, is believed to be on Arsene Wenger’s wishlist for defensive reinforcements.

Real Madrid are understood to have kept a close eye on Gimenez since he moved to the Vicente Calderon in 2013.

The Uruguay international has 20 months left to run on his current Atletico contract, which has a £54m release clause.

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