Experienced journalist Charles Watts has revealed that it would be difficult for Arsenal pull off a January transfer for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.
Charles Watts made this revelation on Football London via the Daily Express.
He further cast doubts over the ability of the Gunners to prise one of their defensive targets away from his club in the upcoming transfer market.
Ivorian international centre-back Bailly, 24, is one of the players that could leave Old Trafford as Manchester United try to raise funds for a new centre-back in the New Year.
Earlier reports revealed that Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is open to the sale of three of his defenders to fund a move for a new defender.
The Portuguese tactician could sanction the sale of Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones in his bid to sign a quality centre back.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is his top transfer target and the 27-year-old could cost over £100m.
Just like Manchester United, Arsenal are also keen to add a new centre-back to their squad in January following the unfortunate injury to young English defender Rob Holding.
The former Bolton Wanderers star has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a serious knee injury.