Real Sociedad are ready to break the bank to land Carlos Vela on a permanent basis.
The Spanish side are desperate to sign the Mexican, who has starred for them during his season-long loan spell with the club.
Vela has scored just three Premier League goals since joining Arsenal’s first team in 2008 but 12 goals in 35 appearances for Sociedad represents his most prolific senior campaign.
Now reports in Spain have suggested Arsenal are willing to sell him this summer but only if a club meets their £6m valuation. Sociedad, meanwhile, are hoping to pay only half of that fee and are now trying to drive down the price.
But the Spanish club are willing to hand Vela a four-year deal and make him the highest paid player at the club.