Reports from Spain suggest Arsene Wenger has placed Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets at the top of his list of transfer priorities this summer.
The news comes from the website Sport, who claim that the Gunners are willing to pay whatever it takes to land the three-time Champions League winner.
In a season in which the Emirates club are once more regarded as live title contenders, a move for the world-class holding midfielder has the potential to be as game-changing as the one that took Claude Makelele to Chelsea in 2004.
Odds compilers at bwin are clearly giving credence to the possibility of the 27-year-old’s acquisition, pricing him up at a prohibitive 1/2 to be an Arsenal player come the close of the transfer window.
However, according to Sport, the Londoners are yet to ascertain whether the player would be amenable to the move, or whether Barcelona would countenance a sale.
The World Cup and dual-European Championship winner is 7/5 to remain at Camp Nou, where he is contracted until 2019, after the close of the transfer window.