Arsenal face two Prem rivals as new World Cup target enters frame

Date published: Thursday 28th June 2018 7:58 - Matthew Briggs

Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are all interested in Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, according to reports.

Herrera, 28, is enjoying a fine World Cup for Mexico and with that has come interest from all over Europe.

Correio da Manha via Sport Witness claims that Arsenal, Everton and West Ham have all “shown signs” that they are willing to make as summer move for the Porto man.

The Portuguese club are believed to be wanting €15m for the player, who has just 12 months remaining on his deal.

Roma and Real Betis are also believed to be interested, while Real Madrid are also said to be tracking Herrera.

Madrid believe Herrera could eventually replace Mateo Kovacic if the Croatian player ends up leaving, according to ESPN. 

Sevilla Info claim Betis were pursuing the possibility of a deal earlier this summer, but his performances in Russia have sent his price tag out of their reach.

Meanwhile, Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims that Herrera won’t rush into a move and is happy to wait for the best offer and Betis are not seen as an attractive opposition. The Premier League however, may be worth waiting for.

New Gunners boss Unai Emery is looking to remodel his squad and is hopeful of soon striking deals for Lucas Torreira, Ever Banega and Caglar Soyuncu.

The latter of those, Freiburg defender Soyuncu, has admitted a deal to sign him is on the table.

“It is true, Arsenal have made an offer,” Soyuncu said.

“I want Arsenal, God willing I will go to Arsenal or the Premier League but it all depends on Freiburg.

“I still have another three years on my contract. I received offers from teams in Turkey. I would not be able to give you a name, but I rejected them. I will not be returning to Turkey. I want to continue my career in Europe at the biggest clubs.”


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