Arsenal continue to be linked with a host of midfielders, with Mikel Arteta still keen on adding more quality to his side.

The Gunners have lacked creativity at times this season, though Emile Smith Rowe has certainly helped with that problem in recent weeks.

One link that emerged last week was with Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan, as The Sun report that Arteta wants to lure him to North London.

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Whilst Jordan has a £55million release clause in his deal, Sevilla would allegedly sell for around £33million – and such a deal would leave West Ham sick.

West Ham pushed to sign Jordan from Eibar in the summer of 2019, with the midfielder confirming to Estadio Deportivo that he had almost completed a move to the Hammers.

He would have earned more money with West Ham, but in the end picked Sevilla, with the deal worth just £13million.

Just 18 months on, Jordan is now seemingly worth more than twice the price, and more than four times the price if Arsenal need to pay the release clause.

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Jordan, 26, has starred for Sevilla, playing predominantly as a central midfielder with his passing, long-range shooting ability and set-piece quality making him a wanted man.

Seeing him turn out for another Premier League club – and one in London no less – would be galling for West Ham, who came so close to signing Jordan in 2019.

They would be kicking themselves that they didn’t quite manage to push the deal through, not just because of his quality and the initial bargain price, but also because of the resale value he clearly possesses.

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