Aleksandar Dragovic
Aleksandar Dragovic has already expressed his desire to play in the Premier League [Getty]

Arsenal are mulling a summer move for Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Arsene Wenger is desperate to strengthen his defence and add more cover to the backline with Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker struggling for form and fitness. The Gunners have bought Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal in January but the Frenchman believes that more needs to done if the Gunners are to challenge for the Premier League title in the coming years.

Dragovic is rumoured to be available for a fee in the range of £15m and has been heralded as one of the best defenders to ply in Europe. The Gunners will have their scouts stationed in Kiev's Europa League match against Everton next week, to track the player and make a decision after the season over making a move.

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be interested with the latter tracking the player as a potential replacement for Mats Hummels, who has been linked with a move out of the club.

United need some leaders in the backline, as was demonstrated after their 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The likes of Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are not good enough to lead the United defence and need players of greater quality to put in a title challenge.

Meanwhile, the Arsenal manager has praised Danny Welbeck for his perseverance that led to the goal and believes that the former United man has a huge career with the Emirates outfit.

"What I like with Danny is that he's intelligent, he wants to do well for the team, he's a great talent and recently he has done extremely well for the national team as well. He has shown today when you can produce such a complete performance offensively and defensively, he has a great future," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.