Perez could be on his way to Arsenal
Arsenal are set to sign Deportivoâ€™s Lucas Perez in a bid to end their striker crisis, according to El Confidential.
The Gunners are poised to complete a Â£17million move after reportedly hijacking Evertonâ€™s attempts to sign the 27-year-old.
Ronald Koemanâ€™s men were the favourites to land Perez but the report claims that a late â€œsurpriseâ€ bid from the Gunners came in at the last second.
Valencia have also registered an interest, but it was believed that they have been told that Perez was close to an agreement with Arsenal.
Perez has scored 17 goals for Deportivo in La Liga and has already scored once this season.
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Phil Jones and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United in action
during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on
July 28, 2016 in Manchester, England.Out of favour Jones has been
considered by Arsenal
Manchester United will not let Phil Jones leave for Arsenal, according to the London Evening Standard.
Jones is the latest name linked with a switch to the Gunners after falling out of favour at United, but the move is unlikely to ever get the thumbs up.
That is because Jose Mourinho reportedly does not want to do any transfer business with long-time rival Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are believed to have enquired about a move for the 24-year-old but were immediately rebuffed in their attempts by United officials.
Arsenal interest in Evans unsurprising, insists Oâ€™Neill
GETTY:Jonny Evans during the match against Palace
Evans emerged as a shock target for Arsenal earlier this
Arsenal target Jonny Evans â€œcould play in a top-four Premier League clubâ€ according to Northern Ireland boss Michael Oâ€™Neill, writes Nick Mashiter for Mirror Football.
The West Brom star has been linked with a move to the Gunners , who are in desperate need of reinforcements to boost their injury-hit defence.
Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are injured, leaving Arsene Wenger with Laurent Koscielny and rookies Calum Chambers and Rob Holding as his options at the back.
Evans starred for the Green Army at Euro 2016, and Oâ€™Neill insists the former Manchester United centre-half can still cut it at the top end of the table.
â€œJonny was outstanding in France,â€ Oâ€™Neill said. â€œHe can switch in and out of systems. Heâ€™s a top-level player and could play in a top-four Premier League club. The interest from Arsenal doesnâ€™t surprise me.â€