Arsenal may make their first move of deadline day by attempting to secure the transfer of Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo, according to the Daily Mail's head of sport, Lee Clayton.
Just had a call to say don't rule out Arsenal and Negredo, but City surely won't sell there and he and family keen to return to Spain— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) September 1, 2014
The Gunners have been quiet for the entirety of the day so far, but there is a possibility that they could make a move for Negredo.
The City frontman has been made available for transfer this summer, with Valencia previously looking his most likely destination, but Arsenal are now in the running.
Arsene Wenger’s side are thought to be on the hunt for a striker following Olivier Giroud’s injury leaving them short of options up-front.
The French striker has been ruled out for the long-term and they were expected to make a move for a much-needed front-man as a result.
However, after a deal for Loic Remy fell-through yesterday with the former QPR man’s decision to join Chelsea instead, there have been few links of the club looking to solve their striking crisis.
Yaya Sanogo and Alexis Sanchez have been deployed up-front so far following Giroud’s injury, but neither look entirely comfortable there.
Sanogo is simply not good enough to be a regular starter for a title chasing side, whilst Sanchez prefers to play in a wide-position and cut in.
It means that there have been urgent calls for Wenger to spend in the remainder of the transfer window, but this is the first sign of any realistic possibility so far.
Falcao was thought to be a target but Arsenal were priced out of a deal, whilst they have denied any interest in Jermain Defoe.
Negredo, though, is known to be up for transfer, but there is a question over whether City would relinquish him to a fellow top Premier League club.
The powerhouse forward started life in the Premier League in fine form, but injury has thwarted his progress and he has now slipped down to fourth choice at the Etihad Stadium meaning a move is necessary if he is to get first-team football.