Arsenal continue to be pushed into Miguel Layun’s transfer stories in the Portuguese press.
In the past few days, we’ve been covering reports, especially from A Bola, claiming that the Gunners are one of the sides interested in the Mexican international.
But the chase depends a lot on Sevilla, who had the player on a loan spell from Porto last season and now would have a priority option to get him until the end of this month.
So Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo had a story this weekend claiming that the Spanish side are aware of Layun’s performances in the World Cup, and could spend €6m to sign him.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola covers it today, and names a few other clubs who would be interested in signing him.
According to A Bola, the story from Mundo Deportivo claimed that Sevilla could sign Layun for €6m to later sell him for more. That would insinuate Arsenal, Milan or Marseille spending much more if buying him from Sevilla than from Porto, maybe even convincing these clubs to act before the Spanish side does.
But we’ve read Mundo Deportivo’s story, and they never mentioned it. They claim that more offers could get to Porto, but not to Sevilla.
Today’s edition of regional Seville newspaper Estadio Deportivo does, however, claim such a scenario could happen, and also mentions the interest of Arsenal.
Sevilla could make some cash from the deal, according to the report. To do that, they need to use their clause in the next 5 days.
Should Sevilla not act before the end of the month, then any of the interested sides can swoop freely.