Arsene Wenger is said to be considering a move for Valencia midfielder Daniel Parejo in the January transfer window.
This rumour has been circulating around for a few months now, as Valencia stated in September that Arsenal scouts were watching Parejo in their 2-2 draw with Barcelona.
Although they would not have learned much from this games as the 22-year-old played no part, Spanish reports state that the two parties held initial talks.
According to Itasportspress.com the deal could be for around €12m, which seems like quite a lot for a player that has found first-team appearances hard to come by since his summer move from Getafe.
Wenger will be eager to land a midfielder in the January window as he will lose both Emmanuel Frimpong and Alexander Song to the African Cup of Nations.
Parejo was part of Spain’s triumphant U-21 European Championship side and wants regular games in order to land a place at London 2012.
It would not be the Spaniard’s first taste of English football, however this was for QPR in the Championship in 2008 on loan from Real Madrid.
He only made 18 appearances before being recalled by Real due to injuries to Ruben de la Red and Mahamadou Diarra, but he still rarely featured for Los Blancos.
Parejo would obviously jump at the chance for first-team football at a club like Arsenal, but whether he is what Wenger needs is another matter, he is by no means a regular at Valencia so this could mean that he may take a few games to settle into the pace of the Premier League, a luxury Wenger could ill afford.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!