Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
The Gunners are hoping to tie up a deal worth £8.5m.
However, the interest in the Spaniard appears to have done little to dampen the club’s hopes of landing Gonzalo Higuain, the Daily Express report.
The Argentinian has been offered a new deal at Napoli, but Arsene Wenger is still reportedly keen.
The Emirates outfit are hoping to complete a deal for Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper in the coming weeks, according to the Metro.
Arsenal are reportedly happy to pay his release clause.
Another youngster catching Arsene Wenger’s eye is Ajax playmaker Davy Klaassen, according to the Daily Express.
The 22-year-old will be available for as little as £6m.
Finally, Wojciech Szczesny’s Arsenal exit is set to be confirmed, after the goalkeeper agreed to join Serie A side Roma on a season-long loan, the Daily Star report.