For many Arsenal fans, the name Vieira conjures up images of one of their greatest-ever players, their former captain Patrick.
But now they are being linked with his namesake Pablo who plays for Porto.
The 20-year-old has made great strides this season, and that has also seen him attract interest from the likes of Marseille.
However, it is now claimed that the Gunners are ready to open talks on a £27 million deal for the midfielder who can play either in the centre or the right.
Porto are aware of the attention that Vieira is receiving and may be ready to offer him a lucrative new deal to stay with the Portuguese champions.
A graduate of the Porto academy, he made his senior debut at the end of last season, but has already established himself as one of the brightest young prospects in Portuguese football. He has made 12 appearances so far for the club, scoring once.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.