Arsenal director of football Raul Sanllehi has opened transfer talks with the agent of Ever Banega over a possible move to Arsenal when the transfer market reopens in a few days time.
This is according to the publication of Argentinian media outlet Ole.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a big fan of Ever Banega who’s on the books of Spanish La Liga side Sevilla.
It was revealed that his agent has flown into London for talks with senior Gunners officials.
This is coming on the back of the North Londoners’ willingness to meet the release clause in his contract.
Ever Banega has a £18m (€20m) release clause in his current deal with former Europa League winners Sevilla.
The Argentine international player is no stranger to Unai Emery has played for the Spanish tactician at both Valencia and Sevilla.
Ever Banega, 30, was said to have turned down a summer transfer to the Emirates Stadium shortly after Unai Emery was appointed the new Arsenal manager.
The former Almeria boss is determined to get his man as he tries to bolster his squad for the numerous battles ahead.
The Gunners are still competing for major honours on three fronts namely the FA Cup, Europa League and the Premier League.