Arsenal are in talks over a potential €40million transfer deal for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio.
The Spain international is being strongly linked with the Gunners by Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes, who claim negotiations are already taking place over his move to the Emirates Stadium.
Asensio’s injury problems mean he hasn’t been as much of a regular at Real for some time now, despite his superb natural ability when he’s on top of his game.
Willian was a top performer at Chelsea, but it just hasn’t worked out for him at Arsenal and it now seems likely that the Brazilian will be heading to Corinthians before this summer’s transfer deadline.
Asensio makes sense as a replacement for Willian out wide, and could be a fine addition to Mikel Arteta’s struggling squad if he can get back to his best.
Arsenal have already signed Martin Odegaard from Madrid this summer, so could use their good relationship with Los Blancos to their advantage here.