Arsenal have been linked with out-of-favour Real Madrid striker Joselu.
The 22-year-old is supposedly one of Europe’s hottest prospects but is struggling to break into the plans of Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Joselu played just one game for the La Liga winners last season and mainly featured in the champions’ B team.
The Spaniard spent two years at Celta Vigo before going on to score 22 goals for Real Madrid B last term.
Mourinho is reportedly willing to sell the youngster but would demand that interested parties stump up a steep £10m for the forward.
Premier League new boys Reading, Southampton and West Ham United are all reportedly interested in Joselu, yet talkSPORT claim that the Gunners are winning the race for the player.
Joselu has scored in both of his two substitute appearances for Real’s first team to date, one of which was in the Copa del Rey.
Mourinho only sees the Germany-born striker as back up to his current strikeforce, and is keen to offload the player, despite the desire of reserve team coach Alberto Toril to keep him at the club.
Arsenal, who have already snapped up Cologne striker Lukas Podolski, are thought to be unwilling to meet the transfer fee that Madrid are demanding for a player that Wenger would be using as support for Robin Van Persie, Podolski and potentially Olivier Giroud.
Joselu has four caps for the Spanish Under-21’s side and has scored just once for his country.