Sevilla plan new deal for Arsenal target Grzegorz Krychowiak

The Polish international midfielder was frequently linked with firm interest from Arsenal, throughout the summer.

Regarded as an ideal target for Arsenal for some considerable time, now that the transfer window has closed, Sevilla are planning an extended deal for key midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to a report from Estadio Deportivo.

The representatives and the Spanish club are set to hold negotiations, which are expected to tie up an improved contract for Krychowiak, towards the end of September.

The Polish star will benefit from improved terms, starting with an increase in his salary, a better bonus package and an additional year to his contract, which will secure his services with Sevilla until June 2019. However, there are apparently no plans to increase the €30 million release clause, which features in his current contract.

Currently enjoying a well-earned break, agreeing the new deal with Krychowiak is regarded as the first order of business, once Sevilla sporting director Monchi returns to work, following what has been a very busy summer of activity at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

Whilst in England, the Independent recently claimed Arsenal never had more than "a passing interest" in signing Krychowiak, by contrast in Spain, Estadio Deportivo insists that just five days before the transfer window closed, the Gunners were still making firm enquiries. The release clause valuation was no obstacle.

In the end, it was the highly sought-after 25-year-old who opted to stay put, with a firm belief that remaining at Sevilla and working with manager Unai Emery, will continue to aid his growth as a footballer.

Loyalty shown by a quality player, who recognised that not only would it be difficult for his club find a suitable replacement in time, but also because he wanted to enjoy his Champions League action this season with Sevilla. That loyalty will now be rewarded.

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