£22m Centre Back on the verge of Arsenal move

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Arsenal face an uphill battle to sign Getafe defender Djene Dakonam with several clubs interested in a deal for him during this January winter window.

This is according to The Sun which revealed in one of its publications that the Gunners are in contention with as many as five clubs for the Getafe player.

North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Everton, AS Monaco and fellow London club Crystal Palace are all in the mix to sign the Togolese international player alongside Arsenal.

Djene Dakonam has been one of the best defenders in the Spanish La Liga over the last two seasons.

The 28-year-old was named in the Team of the Year for each of the last two seasons.

French giants AS Monaco have already made a £12.8m bid for Djene Dakonam but Spanish club Gefate are not ready to do a deal unless they receive a £22m offer for him.

Djene Dakonam and Getafe have one of the best defensive records in the league this season with 20 goals conceded in just 19 games which is three goals lesser than league leaders Barcelona who have conceded 23 goals this season.

Arsenal have several injury problems defensively and Djene Dakonam could ease those defensive worries.

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