Real Betis are already in talks with Arsenal as they attempt to secure a permanent deal for on-loan striker Joel Campbell.

The 20-year-old is coming towards the end of a season long loan at the Spanish side and has clearly made a positive impression as it seems Betis would like keep him at the club beyond the summer.

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Joel Campbell in action for Real Betis against Sevilla. [Reuters]

Campbell has scored two goals in his 22 league appearances after agreeing to spend a second successive season away from Arsenal. The Costa Rican was signed by Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2011 but is yet to make an appearance for the north London club after spending last year on-loan at FC Lorient.

Now it has been confirmed by Campbell's agent, Joaquin Batica, that Betis have already sounded out the possibility of retaining the striker's services and are keen to thrash out a deal with Arsenal.

"There is much speculation about his future but Campbell belongs to Arsenal and is only on-loan at Betis. It is true they want to extend his loan, but nothing has been decided or agreed," Batica told Marca.

"The Spanish club has already made their feeling known to Arsenal and to me, but as of yet, nothing has changed. He is happy at Betis, very happy because the goals we set at the beginning of the season were met.

"He wants to play and grow and in Betis and he is getting that opportunity. He could stay longer but it all depends on Arsenal as he is there player."

Campbell came to Arsenal's attention while representing Costa Rica but he was originally unable to get a work permit and was subsequently sent on-loan to Lorient.

He has impressed for his country and has already scored important goals in World Cup qualifiers, but it seems unlikely that he would yet be ready to push for a regular place in the Arsenal first team.

It is clear that Campbell wants regular first team football and his agent has warned that there are other interested parties.

"It is true that there has been interest from several clubs in Europe," added Batica. "Joel Campbell is having a great season and it is normal that others team want to sign him. But it is difficult to speak about his future at this stage."