Anzhi are preparing an offer for Arsenal defender Sebastien Squillaci.

The Frenchman has struggled to make an impact at the Gunners since his arrival last year from Sevilla.

Anzhi are now ready to take Squillaci off Arsenal's hands and are hope to do business for around €1.7 million.

Squillaci's way to the first team is now further blocked this season by the arrival of Per Mertesacker.