Cape Town - Villarreal are bracing themselves for interest
in midfielder Pablo Fornals, who is reported to be on the wanted list of
Arsenal this summer.
Doubts continue to mount over Mesut Ozil's future with the
English Premier League club following another inconsistent season and rumours
that not all is well behind the scenes.
There has been suggestion he is out of favour with Gunners
boss Unai Emery, who could look to replace him when the transfer window
re-opens at the end of the season.
That has led to reports that Fornals is high on the Gunners
wanted list following an impressive season with the Yellow Submarines in La
Liga, where he has fired home four goals and provided five assists.
Fornals plays in the exact same position as Ozil and
possesses all the same attributes, so it is no surprise to see him touted as
the German's replacement.
The Gunners do not have a great deal of cash to spend in the
summer and reports claim Villarreal will be looking for a fee in the region of
£27 million should they decide to sell.