Gunners desperate to land Bernabeu ace.
Arsenal are hoping to put a major dent in Liverpool’s transfer plans for the summer as they prepare a move for £18m-rated Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Metro.
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The Gunners have been linked with the Spanish star in the past, and he looks likely to be leaving the Bernabeu after limited playing time since joining the club last season.
Liverpool also want to convince the player to make the move to the Premier League after reports that he has rejected offers from other La Liga clubs.
Still, Arsenal’s need for a new midfielder could see them step up their efforts to snap up the 24-year-old.