Arsenal target Grzegorz Krychowiak is reportedly set to leave Sevilla during the ongoing January transfer window after the La Liga club signed a replacement for the tough-tackling midfielder.
According to the Mirror, the 2014 Europa League champions have sealed the loan signing of Lucho Gonzales from Porto, thus paving the way for the highly coveted Polish midfielder to leave the club.
Krychowiak joined the La Liga club in the summer of 2014 from French side Reims for a reported £4m fee, but he has quickly established himself as one of the top defensive midfielders in Europe.
Arsene Wenger is in the market for a defensive midfielder to replace Mikel Arteta and has been monitoring the Polish international over the last couple of months. With the Arsenal skipper now being ruled for three months following ankle surgery, the need for an experienced holding midfielder has increased.
The Gunners are close to signing a 17-year-old midfielder from Legia Warsaw, but the French manager has admitted that the club are looking to sign one or two defensive players during the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old Polish midfielder had tweeted earlier in the season that he had agreed terms with an English club, before retracting the statement after terming it a joke. But, earlier in the season, Krychowiak hinted that he was looking to make a step up to a bigger club by performing well for the La Liga club.
However, with Sevilla signing a replacement in Gonzales, the club could now cash in on the in-demand midfielder before the end of the winter transfer window.
The north London club have been linked to various midfielders this month, and reports have suggested that Arsenal have made a bid to sign Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract talks have stalled with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.