Arsenal have not taken their eyes off of Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, having been interested in him in the summer.
That’s according to El Desmarque, who say that the financial situation at the club means that any offer for their players will be looked at regardless of the damage it would do to the team.
That was the club’s strategy in the summer when they allowed several high profile stars to leave the club in an effort to reduce the wage bill and bring in money.
The situation has not changed drastically since then, and it means nobody at the club ‘can rest easy’ now the January transfer window is open.
That has led to ‘many names and interests emerging again’, and one of those is Arsenal’s interest in Soler.
They are said to be ‘keeping an eye’ on the Spaniard, with their interest a ‘longstanding’ one after reports in England linked them with a move just a year ago despite him having recently signed a new deal at Valencia.
Now, taking into account the message that the La Liga side have sent out, that anyone is available, Arsenal’s interest has been ‘revived’.
El Desmarque say that the dire situation at the club, they’re currently 17th in the table with three wins from 16 games and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, means it is ‘almost impossible’ for Soler to be sold.
However, in the current climate at Valencia ‘anything, however rocky it may seem, can happen’ and that gives Arsenal a chance of getting their man.
What Valencia would demand, or what Arsenal would be willing to pay, isn’t mentioned, just the fact that the Gunners remain interested.
That doesn’t come as much of a surprise, with it heavily rumoured that Mikel Arteta wants to add a creative midfielder to his squad and several having already been named as targets, and it seems Soler is another name to add to the list.