An update on the interest of Premier League giants Arsenal in the signature of Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix has been provided late on Saturday evening.
Links between frontman Felix and Arsenal, of course, have begun to ramp up over the course of the last week.
This comes as the Gunners, eyeing emergency reinforcements up top on the back of the injury suffered by Gabriel Jesus at the World Cup, rumoured to have set their sights on the Portuguese international.
Felix, of course once regarded as one of world football’s finest up-and-coming talents, has endured another tough season to date in Spain’s capital.
All told, across Atletico’s 14 La Liga outings, the former Benfica man has been afforded starts in just five.
In turn, it has been suggested that the powers that be at the Wanda Metropolitano have opened to the prospect of allowing Felix to depart during the January transfer window.
Some outlets have even gone as far as to point towards a loan deal being in the offing.
And now, as alluded to above, an insight into Arsenal’s stance on a move for Felix next month has been forthcoming online.
The info comes courtesy of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who first confirmed during an interview with GiveMeSport that negotiations between the Gunners’ brass, and the attacker’s agent, have indeed taken place:
‘It’s true they had conversations with his agent, Jorge Mendes.’
From here, though, Romano cast doubt over just how likely an agreement is to be struck.
This comes with Arsenal unwilling to break the bank for a player who has struggled to live up to expectations in Spain:
‘It depends on the conditions of the deal, because if it’s more than €100 million, I think it is going to be difficult.’