A fresh insight into the transfer plans of the powers that be at Premier League giants Arsenal has been forthcoming on Saturday evening.
The subject of incomings, of course, has taken its place centre stage in the headlines on the red half of north London over the course of the last 24 hours.
This comes after Edu Gaspar and co. managed to push not one, but two high-profile deals over the line.
First through the door was Ajax standout Jurrien Timber, just the latest addition to an increasingly impressive crop of central defensive options at the disposal of Mikel Arteta.
And next up was Declan Rice, whose record-breaking arrival from West Ham United marked yet another signal of intent from a club with sights evidently set on overthrowing Manchester City as English football’s dominant force.
And yet, many of an Arsenal persuasion remain of the opinion that their side’s squad remains in need of further investment.
The middle of the park is one area considered to be lacking in depth, with any form of extended spell on the sidelines for the incoming Rice boasting the potential to derail the capital outfit’s season entirely.
Another midfielder, in turn, tipped to take his talents to north London this summer comes in the form of Romeo Lavia, whose form for Southampton last season is understood to have piqued the attentions of a host of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
What, though, would be required for Arteta and co. to green light a big-money move for the £50 million-rated starlet
Well, as alluded to above, an insight into precisely that has been forthcoming late this evening.
The info comes courtesy of transfer expert Ben Jacobs, who has revealed that ‘Arsenal could enter the race for Romeo Lavia if Thomas Partey leaves’.
Partey, for his part, has been heavily linked with an Arsenal exit this summer, with Italian giants Juventus joined by a number of clubs in Saudi Arabia in expressing an interest in the Ghanaian.
And, in the case of his sale coming to fruition, Lavia, it would appear, could be brought in in Partey’s place.