Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco.
The Spanish international is into the fianl year of his current contract in the Spanish capital, and he is unlikely to be offered a renewal, with the club unhappy with his attitude.
He has only played 177 minutes in La Liga this season, spread across seven appearances off the bench, which have seen him contribute one goal, and he has not featured for them at all in the Champions League.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti is reported to be unhappy with his behaviour, with the player showing dissatisfaction with his lot both during training and also during matches.
That means that they would be open to moving him on in the winter, and the Gunners are one of the teams that have been tracking him in the past.
However, due to his age and also the wages he would demand, he no longer fits the profile of the players that the Gunners are targeting, and they are now wary of handing ageing players big contracts.
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.