Arsenal are weighing up a move for highly-rated Real Madrid youngster Cesar Gelabert, according to reports in Spain.
After a mainly underwhelming 2019-20, Arsenal may be looking for an overhaul this summer, as Mikel Arteta gets his first real chance to craft the squad to his liking.
One piece of business he is keen on, according to AS, is winning the race for attacking midfielder Gelabert, who is described as one of the biggest ‘pearls’ of the Real Madrid academy.
The 19-year-old has flourished in the youth ranks this season, alerting Arteta to his potential.
It is claimed that Arteta has now added Gelabert to his wishlist, although he will face competition from Borussia Dortmund.
Lyon are also in the race to sign him, even presenting an offer to Madrid, only to see it turned down.
The Spanish giants may have to re-consider their position soon, though, as Gelabert is out of contract next summer, and the two parties are yet to come to an agreement over extending his stay.
Arsenal are currently faced with an uncertainty over the future of another Real Madrid attacking midfielder, with Dani Ceballos admitting he does not know what lies ahead for him after his loan spell at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners remain open to the idea of keeping Ceballos on a permanent basis, but are aware of the player’s interest in a return to boyhood club Real Betis.