Arsenal chiefs want to sign Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, according to reports.
Banega, the Argentina international, was linked with a move to north London over the summer, but he rejected the chance to join the Gunners and instead stayed with Sevilla.
The 30-year-old remains a target of Unai Emery’s, who worked with the midfielder at Valencia, before Banega signed for Sevilla after Emery was named manager of the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan club.
And, according to The Sun, Arsenal’s new powerbrokers want to help Emery in his attempts to sign Banega.
Latest transfer news
Liverpool star facing jail, Arsenal plot double swoop, Man United eye Lille ace
GET HIM IN
These Kopites are desperate to see Nabil Fekir move to Liverpool
Arsenal ‘keen’ on signing £44m-rated Argentina forward in next transfer window
Man United eye £35m-rated ace, Spurs track Ajax star, Sterling contract update
France ace ‘rejected offer to join West Ham’ during summer transfer window
Chelsea, Man United and City on alert after Barcelona boss’ admission
The Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea transfer targets to watch in the Champions League
Man United ‘enter race to sign £40m Liverpool and Man City target’
The bizarre reason Liverpool could win race to sign £45m wonderkid
Ex-Tottenham man ‘to join Arsenal’, Sterling’s Man City future in doubt and more
Chelsea ‘target’ striker as Alvaro Morata uncertainty continues
Man United star ‘ready to quit in January, Arsenal and Tottenham keen’
Ivan Gazidis announced he was leaving his role as Arsenal’s chief executive earlier this week, and Raul Sanllehi is set to become the club’s head of football following the former’s departure.
Banega has become Sanllehi’s priority, and the Argentina international has a release clause worth around £18million in his current contract.
Arsenal made five first-team signings over the summer, and they have started the season relatively brightly – winning three of five matches to sit seventh in the Premier League table.
Football Index Futures
Become a Football Futures Trader on
Trade £500 RISK FREE for 7 Days.
- Build your Portfolio
- Earn Dividends
- Sell at a Profit!
Get started from just £10 Learn more - join.fifutures.com