The Polish midfielder has impressed after just one season in La Liga with Sevilla
After his key role in helping his side win a second consecutive Europa League triumph, Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is amongst a host of Sevilla players, who will feature heavily in the transfer gossip columns this summer.
Throughout the season, his excellent midfield displays have certainly caught the eye, both in La Liga and the Europa League, leading to growing speculation in various English outlets over recent months, that Arsenal are preparing to make a summer swoop.
However, a significant obstacle has arisen, which could stand in the way of any approach by The Gunners, following reports in the Polish media from Przeglad Sportowy, that Paris Saint-Germain are now set to make a bid for the 25-year-old.
According to the reports, PSG have been in touch with Krychowiak's former club, Stade de Reims, to get reports on how willing the player would be to making a return to Ligue 1 in France.
When Sevilla signed Krychowiak last summer, they paid what now seems an absolute bargain €4.5 million to the French club, with the possibility of making a massive profit after just one season, should they decide to sell.
Stars of the campaign for Sevilla, such as midfielder Krychowiak and striker Bacca, have inevitably been linked with moves elsewhere this summer, although their sporting director Monchi has made it clear - there's no economic need for the club to do so - as they prepare to compete in the Champions League next season.
PSG aren't likely to be swayed by that, or the hefty price-tag of the Krychowiak, who has a €30 million release clause written into his contract. Whilst that valuation doesn't pose a problem for Arsenal to match financially speaking, it does raise the question as to whether they would be prepared to pay so much for the midfielder.
Sevilla will clearly resist any attempts to lure Krychowiak away this summer, but inevitably, it will all come down to the willingness of the player to remain at the Sanchez-Pizjuan. In the meantime, unless a bid matching the release clause is received, his club remain firmly in the driving seat, when it comes to any negotiations.