According to The Sun, Arsenal are readying a £10 million move for former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.
Martinez is seemingly heading to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.
The Argentine was Arsenal’s regular goalkeeper at the end of last season in Bernd Leno’s absence with injury, helping the club win the FA Cup.
But with Leno back to full fitness, Martinez hasn’t been guaranteed a regular starting spot.
The Sun claim Martinez will join Aston Villa, and the Gunners have identified Brentford’s Raya as his replacement with the Spaniard keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Raya only joined Brentford last summer in a £3 million deal from Blackburn.
The Bees are again set to make a decent profit on a first-team member following the recent sale of Ollie Watkins, but Rovers will also stand to benefit from a hefty sale.
A report this week in the Lancashire Telegraph says Rovers are due a sell-on clause. While the percentages aren’t clear, anything over 10% may pocket them a seven-figure fee.
Blackburn started their Championship campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Bournemouth.
Manager Tony Mowbray is still seemingly keen to get more deals done before next month’s deadline, and a fresh cash influx could help them make another key addition.
Many supporters at Ewood Park are eager to see the side break into the playoffs after two years of top-half finishes, but right now, they still seem just short.