Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offer a bizarre part-exchange deal involving Takehiro Tomiyasu to land Denzel Dumfries.

According to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Arsenal are keen on signing Denzel Dumfries. And the Gunners are ready to present a ludicrous player-plus-cash deal involving Takehiro Tomiyasu to sign the 26-year-old Dutch defender.

Inter Milan signed the player from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of around €25 million, and he has been an instant hit at the club. Dumfries has been quite impressive for the Netherlands at the World Cup as well, and it is no surprise that the top European clubs, including Arsenal, are looking to secure his services.

It is unclear if Arsenal could use a quality right-back, but Dumfries seems like a quality acquisition in theory. However, the report adds that Arsenal are prepared to offer around €40 million in cash and send Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu the other way, in exchange for the Dutchman. The mere suggestion seems ludicrous, considering Dumfries’s stature at Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta has had to use Ben White as his right-back this season, but the former Brighton & Hove Albion defender is naturally a centre-back. Furthermore, White is not as effective going forward, despite being a reliable defender. The arrival of Dumfries would add a new dimension to the Arsenal attack.

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The Dutchman is very efficient going forward, and he can operate as a wing-back as well. The 26-year-old is in his peak years right now and could play his best football for Arsenal over the next few years. It will be interesting to see if Inter Milan are willing to accept Arsenal’s proposal for the Dutch international.

The Serie A giants are under financial pressure, and they could look to cash in on Dumfries if a lucrative offer comes in. Arsenal’s proposal seems quite attractive on paper. Inter Milan could lose Stefan de Vrij on a free transfer when his contract expires, and Tomiyasu could be his ready-made replacement at the club.

Furthermore, they will have the cash to bring in a right-back as well. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few weeks. The player has been on Chelsea’s radar as well.

Arsenal have put together an impressive squad this season, and they are in the title challenge right now. Mikel Arteta’s side or at the top of the table, and the Arsenal manager will be hoping to guide them to domestic glory this season.

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