Arsenal hope to sign Ever Banega and are willing to trigger the midfielder’s release clause, according to reports.
The Gunners have performed impressively throughout the opening half of the season, and they currently sit fifth with a top four finish still well within their grasp.
However, Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, hopes to further strengthen his squad in January to guarantee qualification for next season’s Champions League.
And Emery hopes to bring a player he has worked with twice before to the Emirates – Ever Banega.
Banega, the Argentina midfielder, currently plays for Sevilla, the club he moved to in 2014 due to Emery being named their manager. Emery had previously coached Banega at Valencia, and he has long been regarded as one of LaLiga’s best midfield players.
He was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the summer but opted to stay in Spain.
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Nonetheless, Emery remains keen on reuniting with Banega, and Rosario3 claim the north Londoners are ready to pay the £18million (€20million) required to trigger his release clause.
Banega could be signed by Arsenal to replace Mesut Ozil, with the German midfielder reportedly set to be loaned out in January due to an alleged falling out with Emery.