Last week, we saw claims that Arsenal were in talks to sign Jonathan David from Lille, as the Canada international is believed to be living his final months in the north of France.

Scoring 16 goals in all competitions so far this season, the forward would be a good addition to Mikel Arteta’s squad, as his eye for a goal is there for all to see.

It was said that Lille were rejoicing at the idea of a big sale in the summer, and now we have a bit more information on what David himself is looking for.

This comes from Florian Plettenberg in Germany, who took to Twitter to bring an update on the situation.

The Sky Germany journalist reports David ‘wants to leave Lille in the summer’, but he has no release clause, meaning there is room for negotiations and ‘sources expect a price tag around €45-55m’.

One thing appears certain, however, and that’s the desire that ‘his new club should play Champions League next season’.

While Newcastle United were also said to be in the hunt for the player, Plettenberg makes it clear there has been ‘no contact’ with the Magpies so far, which could be a boost for Arsenal.

As things stand, the Gunners are sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth placed Manchester United, but also have three games in hand, which, if they win all of them, could see them go seven points clear of the Red Devils, thus firmly placing them in a Champions League spot.