Arsenal are considering a move to sign Feyenoord full-back Daryl Janmaat in the summer, according to the Express.
The 24-year-old has less than 18 months left on his contract with the Dutch club and has yet to reach an agreement with his current employers over signing a new deal. Janmaat has been in impressive form for Feyenoord in the past few years, which saw him receive a call for the national side in 2012.
The report claims the right-back is hoping to receive an offer from the north London side for his services. Janmaat is not willing to extend his contract with Feyenoord and he wants to know if Arsene Wenger is keen on signing him after the end of the season.
The Gunners have the services of Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad. The France international's contract with the Emirates club runs out at the end of the season and he has not yet signed an extension with the north London side.
Arsenal manager earlier revealed that his side are working hard at convincing Sagna to sign a new deal so that the Gunners could keep the full-back at the club beyond this season.
"We try to secure Sagna because he is a very important player for the group. He will continue to be fully committed to the group," Wenger explained.
Should Sagna decide to leave the Emirates for free in the summer, Wenger will be looking to bring in reinforcements to strengthen Arsenal's right-back position. A move for Janmaat in such a case is likely to strengthen the Gunners' squad.
Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel admitted that the Dutch club are keen on retaining Janmaat by tying him up with a new contract. However, he said the two parties have not reached an agreement over an extension.
"Daryl has developed fantastically. He is an example of the way we like to do things: came in on a free transfer from SC Heerenveen and became a fixture at De Kuip," van Geel said.
"This is the sort of player we won't to hold onto. It is not that we have not offered anything. It's just the last time we were not able to reach an agreement. Perhaps we will succeed at the next attempt."