ARSENAL are closing in on the signing of Sevilla star Ever Banega.
That is according to Argentine journalist Roberto Martinez.
Banega is said to be an ‘express request’ of Unai Emery, who worked with the midfielder in Spain.
Arsenal could lose Aaron Ramsey next month and would need to add another option to their squad to have any chance of a top four spot.
“Ever Banega, close to leaving Sevilla to move to Arsenal at the express request of Unai Emery, the coach who always drew the best from him as a player,” Martinez wrote on Twitter.
The Winter Market in Europe foresees impressive movements.”
Arsenal are going through a patchy spell with one win in their last three Premier League games.
Emery’s side drew 1-1 with Brighton on Boxing Day and slipped two points back from the top four.
While Manchester United have clawed back to within six points under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.