Arsenal are ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and have registered their interest in the Spaniard, according to reports.
Herrera is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, when he can leave the club on a free transfer, and has already received a £150,000-a-week contract offer from PSG.
The 29-year-old insists he is yet to decide where he will play his future next season, and now the Daily Mail claim Arsenal are hoping to lure him to the Emirates.
Unai Emery is in need of a new midfielder with Aaron Ramsey joining Juventus in the summer and is a fan of his compatriot.
Foreign clubs are already able to hold pre-contract talks with Herrera, though Arsenal will have to wait until he has been released before making official contact – giving PSG the edge.
Herrera is believed to be looking to almost double his current £80,000-a-week salary, with PSG prepared to offer him a three-year deal, though he would be open to staying in the Premier League.
Speaking about the speculation, Herrera told El Periodico: ‘I do not concern myself with what will happen in four months, so I do not know if my time here is over.
‘It’s logical when you’ve got three months left on your contact and there is an international break. I knew something would come out. ‘I take it as normal.
I focus on playing football in the month-and-a-half that remains (of the season). The rest is left to my agent, both the possible renewal with United and any talks with another club for my departure.’