Atletico Madrid are in talks with Arsenal regarding a summer move for Santi Cazorla after the Spanish playmaker agreed personal terms to join La Liga champions, according to reports in Spain.
Following an inconsistent last season at the Emirates Stadium, the 30-year-old Spanish international was linked with a move to the Vicente Calderon during the summer.
The Spaniard decided to stay in North London where he has rediscovered some of his best form playing in the number 10 role, with six goals and seven assists in 24 Premier League appearances.
But Spanish radio station Cadena Cope claims that the former Malaga and Villarreal star is eager to return to his homeland and Atletico Madrid have renewed their efforts to secure his services.
"Cazorla has already said yes to Atletico Madrid through his agents and, some weeks ago, Atletico also started talks with Arsenal to close the deal as soon as possible," Cope said.
"[Cazorla] is happy at Arsenal because he felt loved but after turning 30 he wants to return to Spain."
Furthermore, the Spanish radio station claims that while last summer Arsenal demanded around £16m for his services now they are open to a smaller offer due to his age.
Cazorla moved to the Emirates Stadium in summer 2012 after Arsene Wenger's side paid Malaga £15m to secure his services.
Earlier this season when questioned by IBTimes UK about reports claiming he wanted to join Atletico Madrid last summer, Cazorla said: "There were just rumours. I already said it during the summer. Nobody said me anything to me. I am at Arsenal and let's see what happens in the future.
"I haven't ruled out [a future in La Liga]. I have played there most of my career, except during the last three seasons, and a footballer never knows what's coming next. But I am open to everything."