Arsenal want to sign Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia in the January transfer window, although they have yet to make a formal offer for the 24-year-old.
The Premier League side are considering offering a cash-plus player deal for the playmaker, with suggestions that either Joe Willock or Reiss Nelson could be offered in part-exchange.
However, Norwich, who are leading the Championship, are not prepared to listen to offers for any of their players in the January window, knowing that promotion could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds to them, and this is not the time to weaken their squad.
The Gunners search for a creative midfielder continues, although interest in a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Isco appears to have cooled because of the recent form of Academy graduate Emil Smith-Rowe, who has started all three of their last Premier League games.
They won all of them to arrest their slide down the table.
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.