According to Skysports.com, Blackburn Rovers are lining up a surprise swoop for Japan’s golden boy Keisuke Honda.
The 25 year-old winger has been linked with a move away from Russia all summer, where he is currently plying his trade with CSKA Moscow.
Rovers are willing to table an offer of £12m to land the talented midfielder ahead of a host of top clubs from across Europe.
Arsenal are monitoring the situation, with Wenger believed to be a fan of the Japanese international. Honda is the first and only Japanese player to score in the champions league knock-out stages, scoring a direct free-kick against Sevilla.
Able to operate across the midfield, as well as a second striker or in the fashionable ‘false nine’ position, pulling defenders deeper with his intelligent movement. Honda’s versatility is supplemented by his supreme technique and ability on the ball.