North London giants Arsenal will have to see off competition from several European sides in the race for FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera ahead of the winter transfer window.
The 28-year-old has less than a year left on his FC Porto contract thereby leading to talks over his future with the Portuguese champions.
According to the publication from trusted Portuguese media portal Record, the Gunners will have to fend off other interested sides like AS Roma, Inter Milan as well as the London duo of Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
With less than one year remaining on his current deal, the Mexican international player can start to talk to foreign clubs about a possible free transfer as from the 1st of January.
Arsenal are in need of midfield reinforcements in the New Year as a result of the doubts over the long-term future of both Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed ElNeny.
Former Cardiff City star Ramsey is on his way out of Arsenal after the Gunners hierarchy withdrew their contract offer to him in September.
For ElNeny, reports claim that he’s surplus to requirements and that the North London giants are open to the idea of selling him when he