Arsenal want to sign Real Madrid midfielder isco on loan in January, although they face strong competition from Seviila.
The Spanish international has fallen out of favour with Zinedine Zidane this season at the Bernabeu, and has made just 11 appearances in all competitions.
Now the 28-year-old will be allowed to leave the club when the transfer window opens, and although he has said that he would prefer to stay in Spain, Arsenal remain interested in him.
The Gunners have already got Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from the Spanish champions, but UEFA rules would allow them to take Isco on a temporary basis.
Isco began his career at Valencia before switching to Malaga. He joined Real in 2013, and has gone on to play for them 318 times, scoring 51 goals for Los Blancos.
He has won two league titles, the Spanish Cup, and our Champions Leagues during his time in the Spanish capital.
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