Norwich City winger Emiliano Buendia has allegedly remained as a transfer target for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
The Gunners are on the verge of signing Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard on a season-long loan deal, ending any realistic hope of sealing a deal for Buendia this transfer window.
However, according to a report by football.london, manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu are still interested in eventually signing Buendia.
Norwich are understood to be demanding in the region of £40 million for the Argentine, who has contributed seven goals and six assists in the EFL Championship this season.
While that effectively left the north Londoners to consider other options for the midway point of the season, it is stated that an official approach will be made later this year.
The South American still has three-and-a-half years left on his deal, putting the Canaries in a strong position regarding his long-term future.
In the meantime, Arsenal are allegedly considering Crystal Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell as a possible transfer target.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal scouts are currently monitoring the 21-year-old defender at Premier League rivals Palace.
The report claims that Mikel Arteta’s side want to land another left-back to the squad and have eyed Southampton’s contract rebel Ryan Bertrand, but the Palace talent is also someone on their radar.
He is a relatively inexperienced player to come through the club’s academy, but he’s impressed during his 10 top-flight appearances this campaign and may have a huge future ahead of him.