Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be weighing up a £22m offer for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak after scouting him during the Spanish side’s Super Cup defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Wenger has so far only made one move in the transfer market this summer by bringing in Petr Cech from Chelsea, though many are expecting him to be active again before the September 1 deadline.
And though The Gunners already have Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta occupying deeper midfield positions, The Telegraph believe that Krychowiak has emerged as a serious target.
The report claims that a team of Arsenal scouts attended Tuesday night’s Super Cup Final in Tbilisi to run the rule over the Polish international, who has a buy-out clause of €30m (£21.26m) installed in his contract.
Arsenal have apparently maintained a longstanding interest in the 25-year-old over the past 18 months, and may now look to bing him on board to provide cover for Coquelin.
The Telegraph also states that Krychowiak recently signed up with the Stellar Group agency – who also take care of the likes of Joe Hart and Gareth Bale – and he is thought to be open to the prospect of joining a Premier League side capable of offering him Champions League football.
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