Arsenal in battle with Liverpool over signing of sturdy centre-back

Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter could be dumped in the summer following his eye-catching performance for the German side.

His swashbuckling showoff for the German side has Arsenal leaping into the race, joining Reds Liverpool who are trying to sign him.

Liverpool have been linked with a pocket of players for their backline as they prepare to build a formidable back wall next season.

Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has been added to their shortlist of targets for the position. The 19-year-old will definitely come at a huge cost beyond what they can afford, but Ginter could arrive at a less steep fee.

Ginter’s form at Monchengladbach has swelled talks about bring him over to the Gunners camp.

The north Londoners are short at their backlines and manager Unai Emery wants the side beefed up in the summer.

Ginter’s sizzling deliveries has Arsenal on their toes. Gunners are keen on finishing ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool to snatch him first before the new season gets underway.

The 25-year-old has a £25m valuation glued to his forehead and may not be dumped by the German side for a cut-price fee.