Arsenal are tempted to make a £25 million bid for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, as reported by the Daily Express.
This would see them blow their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur out of the water, with Spurs having targeted the French international for an extended period of time.
The Gunners were previously linked with a move during the summer months.
The move did not go through, however, despite the fact that Schneiderlin suggested he would even be tempted to refuse to play if he could not secure a move in the summer.
However, discussions between the France international and Ronald Koeman convinced him to stay.
Despite the Saints losing Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert, they have started the new season in exceptional form.
Schneiderlin might still make a switch in January, with the Emirates Stadium club now thought to be interested in making another move for the player, who has been valued at £25 million.