Arsenal offered Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji

Arsenal have been offered Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji.

The Swiss defender, 27, has been told he will not feature in Edin Terzic’s plans during his side’s pre-season campaign and will likely be left out of the squad for the 2022-23 season.

La Gazzetta dello Sport says Dortmund chiefs have contacted Arsenal as they look to offload the player.

The report points to the “breakup” between Akanji and the German giants.

He was a regular for Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund last term but has been told he can leave following the signings of German internationals Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck.

However, with just one year left on his contract, it’s unlikely clubs will fork out over £20m for the centre-back.