Clubs are queuing up in the race to take young Arsenal striker Flo Balogun on loan in January.
Championship sides Middlesbrough and Swansea City are both in the hunt, but they face competition from a number of European sides as well.
The 20-year signed a new contract with the Gunners this summer and is highly rated by the Arsenal hierarchy, but although he has been prolific at under-23 level, he has struggled for first-team action, especially with the club having no involvement in Europe this season.
Mikel Arteta has assured Balogun that there is a plan in place for him, and a loan move would appear to the next logical step for the England under-21 international..
Arsenal now need to assess where he is likely to get the most minutes, as they look to continue his development and will be looking for guarantees when they negotiate with the various interested parties.
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.