After a busy summer of change, Zinedine Zidane is yet to complete the overhaul that he wants at Real Madrid.
There is still plenty of work to be done and several players who find themselves looking at a future away from the Bernabeu.
Lucas Vázquez is one such player, having found himself on the fringes this season, and Arsenal are seemingly looking to take advantage.
El Desmarque report today that his future is looking increasingly like being away from Real Madrid, with Zidane preferring both Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo moving forward.
That’s opened the door for a move in the January transfer window, and Vázquez is not short of offers from ‘the European elite’ with Arsenal one of several clubs, including Roma and Bayer Leverkusen, trying to secure his signature.
Roma are currently the most ‘interesting’ offer on the table, according to the report, because they can not only match Vázquez’s wages but are also willing to pay €20m to get the forward.
That suggests Arsenal aren’t willing to do so, even though it’s a significant comedown from the €40m asking price that was reported during the transfer window.
The Gunners were linked with Vázquez throughout the summer, and it’s claimed that interest has not decreased, despite their capture of Nicholas Pepe.
With Roma seemingly keen to pay what Madrid want, though, Arsenal may have to up their offer to get their man come January.