Dynamo Kiev’s Diakhate linked with Arsenal

Dynamo Kiev defender Pape Diakhate is being heavily linked with a £10million move to Arsenal.

The 25-year old Senegal international has been monitored by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger for the past two years and it appears as if the French tactician will make a summer move for him.

Wenger is keen to replace the likely departure of William Gallas and the ageing Mikael Silvestre and Sol Campbell in central defence and team Diakhate with impressive Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Diakhate is currently on loan at French club St Etienne but will return to Kiev at the end of the season before his likely exit to London.