Premier League giants Arsenal will have to pay at least €40m in their quest to sign their number one midfield target when the January transfer window reopens.
It was revealed earlier in the week that the Gunners have made Villareal midfielder Pablo Fornals their number one midfield target ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from the 1st of January and that the North Londoners will have to pay the €20m release clause in his current contract at the El Madrigal.
The latest development on the Pablo Fornals transfer to Arsenal rumours has now claimed that the club will have to pay twice that amount.
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According to the publication from Barcelona-based Sport, the 22-year-old has a release clause of €40m in his Villareal contract rather than the previously reported €20m.
Spanish international Pablo Fornals is attracting the interest of the Gunners following his impressive start to the new season at struggling La Liga side Villareal.
He has been the standout player for the Yellow Submarines who have endured a disappointing season till date.
Villarreal are in the bottom five on the Spanish La Liga table following a run of three draws and two defeats from the last five games in the league.