Arsenal engaging for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals who has £28.5m transfer buyout

CASH-STRAPPED Arsenal are eyeing a move for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals, as per reports.

The 22-year-old is believed to have a £28.5million discharge proviso in his contract.

Fornals has been one of the few positives at Villarreal this season, who are right now three far from security in La Liga.

The midfielder has scored three goals for the Spanish side – including a glorious 40-yard volley against Athletic Bilbao – and assisted in four in the current campaign.

And now Sport report that Fornals have been « on the agenda » of Unai Emery, who is resolved to support his midfield in the light of Aaron Ramsey’s turn to Juventus.

Villarreal boss Luis Garcia, nonetheless, has played down the bits of gossip.

He said: « I live a normal life with Fornals.

« He’s training perfectly, as if nothing’s going on. Until something reaches me, I have no clue and the club have just said that there’s nothing right now.

« We’re working with complete normality and I see Pablo engaged and included. »

Arsenal have been negotiating deals for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain Christopher Nkunku.


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