If report making the round is anything to go by, then Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could join Arsenal before the end of the month.
Arsenal are currently in search of a reliable centre-back that can replace aging captain Per Mertesacker.
Report according to the Express claims that Arsenal have make inquiry of the availability of the England defender this January.
The Gunners have done quite a number of businesses with the Red Devils in the past but with most recent one involving a swap deal between Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Smalling has not always been a regularly player for Jose Mourinho when all his defenders are fit and available for selection.
The Portuguese tactician prefers the combination of Phil Jones and Eric Bailly in his central defense.
However, Smalling has always been the number one back-up defender to call on should either Jones or Bailly get suspended or injured.
The 28-year old centre-back has been a regular for United this season due to Bailly injury.
The English man has made 24 appearances for United in all competitions this season and has been outstanding.
With report linking French defender Aymeric Laporte to Old Trafford, it won’t be a surprise if Mourinho decides to path ways with the England star in order to create space for the French man.