Premier League clubs have set their sights on Marseille’s Cameroon international defender Nicolas N’koulou.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with the centre-half, with the former two clubs having well documented problems at the back and Chelsea looking for potential replacements for their ageing back line.
West Ham are also reportedly interested in N’koulou as they prepare for the seemingly inevitable departure of Winston Reid.
Arsenal’s imminent signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villareal could put them of the back of the queue should Marseille seek to cash in on their coveted centre back.
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