Arsenal are in pole position to sign Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, according to reports in Spain.

Nacho Monreal is set to leave Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer, with Sead Kolasinac establishing himself as Unai Emery’s first-choice left-back in the Premier League this season.

The Gunners are scouring the market for Monreal’s long-term replacement after accepting the Spaniard’s imminent departure and Tagliafico has been identified as a potential solution at full-back.

Marca claims that Tagliafico is attracting interest from a number of top European clubs, but Arsenal boss Emery is ‘best positioned’ to land the 26-year-old defender.