Asier Illarramendi could move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)
There are reports the Gunners have made contact with Real Madrid defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi in a bid to sign him this summer
Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger have joined EPL rival Liverpool in the race to sign the Spaniard, report according to Metro.
However, Liverpool were thought be the favourites for the 25 year-old Spaniard, Illarramendi has been under serious pressure by club officials for failing to progress with his performance after having splashed out a shock €30million to sign him from Real Sociedad two years ago.
Arsenal, Arsene Wenger will have to offer more than €15million, of what Liverpool is willing to pay for his services, if he wants to see the 5’10 inch defensive midfielder wear the Gunner’s Jersey.
Illarramendi has 59 caps and have netted just twice for Real Madrid since joining the club in 2013.