According to reports, Arsenal are planning a raid on Real Madrid for winger Lucas Vasquez.
The Champions League treble winner is unlikely to be axed by Zinedine Zidane for next season, despite a stuttering year for Real.
Zidane is a fan of the 27-year-old who might not be the most naturally talented footballer in Madrid’s squad, but is extremely versatile and boasts a relentless work ethic.
Unai Emery can expect the Los Blancos boss to resist any attempts Arsenal make to bring the academy graduate to the Premier League this summer.
The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League last season and breaking into the top four must be the aim for 2019/20.
The arrival of Vasquez is unlikely to put too much stress on the summer budget. The winger is paid £60k-a-week at Real Madrid, according to Total Sportek and even with Arsenal’s restricted budget that would be doable.