Arsenal are considering a move in signing Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to the Times.
The Gunners have long been monitoring Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, while Manchester United are also in the race for the player. As Arsene Wenger has ended his side's interest in the French international due to the Saints' £25m ($38.1m) asking price, the Red Devils have a chance to land him in the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Krychowiak joined the Spanish club from Remis last summer and has been a key player in his debut season. He also scored during Sevilla's 3-2 Europa League final victory over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Wenger has been following the Poland international's development for over a decade, who is more of a defensive minded player. The north London club needs a midfielder with a physical presence and the Sevilla man fits the bill.
A defensive midfielder, who has the ability to score goals will be a perfect fit at the Emirates as Arsenal look to retain the FA Cup and challenge for the title next season. Mathieu Flamini, 31 and Mikel Arteta, 33 have struggled to make regular appearances due to injuries and poor form.
The French manager deployed Francis Coquelin and he has been exceptional in the second half of last season. His sudden rise in form has made Wenger reluctant in spending big on signing an expensive midfielder.
Krychowiak has a £21m release clause in his contract and any move from the Gunners will see them meet the player's asking price. Arsenal need to move quickly in the transfer window as Louis van Gaal's side are also monitoring the Polish star.
It is not the first time that Arsenal have been linked with a move for Krychowiak. The FA Cup winners were linked with a move in signing the Sevilla man in the January transfer window. However, the deal did not take shape as he continued with the La Liga outfit.
With United likely to move for Schneiderlin, they could end the interest in Krychowiak and allow Arsenal to land him in the summer.