Arsenal have been handed a potential boost in signing Renato Sanches following a breakdown in contract talks with Lille.
Sanches has transformed his career since his move to Lille few years ago, but he is now eyeing a bigger challenge elsewhere.
His current deal expires at the end of next season, and Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur claims that he won’t be extending his stay.
The Gunners are known to be one of the admirers of the Portugal international. They made a tentative enquiry for him last summer.
The club decided against meeting the £35 million price tag amid his injury concerns, but could make a fresh approach later this year.
Lille may have to accept a cut-price deal for the Portuguese in July. Meanwhile, the Gunners are currently prioritising a move for Arthur.
They are open to signing the Brazilian on an 18-month loan deal with a buy option, but it depends on the Bianconeri finding a replacement first.