Arsenal are interested in signing Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler from Valencia, according to reports.
Soler has made more than 100 appearances for his hometown club since graduating from their reserve team in 2016, but Arsenal are ready to try and tempt him away.
According to the Daily Mirror, Mikel Arteta is interested in adding his compatriot during his first summer transfer window as manager.
Soler may have signed a new contract at Valencia with a €150m release clause in December, but Arsenal are ready to test the La Liga side’s resolve.
Arsenal have already made the first moves towards signing Soler, though, by registering their interest to Valencia before the January transfer window.
Although no bid materialised mid-season, they are set to revisit the player in the summer, when they will likely be looking to replace on-loan Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos.
Soler made 20 appearances for Spain’s Under-21 side, but the 23-year-old is yet to feature for the senior national team.
Once of interest to Manchester City, Soler has scored twice in 15 La Liga appearances this season.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are also interested in Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante, with scouts set to watch him against Lecce on Sunday.