Arsenal are among four teams pursuing Valencia winger Ferran Torres, according to reports in the UK Press.
The Gunners will, though, have to battle Leicester City, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid if they want to sign the player.
Arsenal are looking at possible alternatives for Wilfried Zaha after Crystal Palace priced them out of a move for the Ivorian international.
Torres is just 19 years of age and has a good deal of pace and skill which manager Unai Emery is looking to add to his team this summer.
Valencia could be prepared to sell up for around £25million, although it is believed that the Spanish club would want to include a sell-on clause.
Last season, Torres made 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and contributing two assists. His numbers don’t look particularly impressive at the moment but the Spanish Under 19 international is being tipped as a star of the future.
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If Arsenal do give Unai Emery another couple of seasons for him to build his squad by the signings of key prospects like Valencia’s winger Ferran Torres to add his group of emerging starlets from the Arsenal academy then the Gunners may be sitting pretty and contending for domestic honours sooner rather than later with an eye on European glory not too far behind.
Arsenal are unlikely to be impatient with Emery as they know they have a good manager who is capable of operating the club on a budget which is just what Stan Kronenke likes in his managers. Let’s face it one of the main reasons Arsene Wenger stayed as long as he did was because he delivered on the remit the owners gave him and most importantly under the transfer budget they gave him.
The Gunners came close to getting into the top four this season and had it not been for their woeful away form they very well would have beaten Tottenham Hotspur for 4th position and even been well ahead of Chelsea too so the future is not so grim. The Gunners must simply end the summer transfer window with a stronger squad than the squad they ended the 2018-19 season.