Arsenal Want Benfica Defender Lorenzo Melgarejo

Arsenal are linked to Paraguayan international Lorenzo Melgarejo who has broken through the Benfica side this season under Jorge Jesus according to skysports.

The left-back has been in some impressive form since moving back down the pitch from a midfield role where he has 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring 2 goals and 5 assists.

The Benfica player is valued at £5million and this price would easily be made with Arsenal unveiling a mega war chest that they are to spend on the Summer market.

One aspect of this rumour however that may prove to be a dilemma is that the Gunners already have two credible left-backs in the form of Keiran Gibbs and former Malaga player Nacho Monreal who joined in January.