Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan has “made it clear on more than one occasion” that he wants to stay at the Spanish club, according to Marca.
The Madrid-based newspaper do confirm that Arsenal are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old but both the player and his club are determined that he remains at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Jordan is described as one of the “few untouchables” which Sevilla are not willing to sell and, with the player having a €60m (£52m) release clause, there are no concerns that he will leave.
However, there is one chink of light for the Gunners. The Spaniard does only have two years remaining on his contract and it remains to be seen whether the La Liga club will extend his current deal.
As things stand, though, a bid for Jordan looks unrealistic. Arsenal have been looking at alternatives. They have already had an approach rejected for AZ’s Teun Koopmeiners but a move for Wolves’ Ruben Neves is looking likely.