Arsenal are weighing up a move for Spanish forward Nolito, according to the Independent.
Reports from Spain have suggested that Arsene Wenger will make a late move for the 29-year-old to bolster his attacking options.
With only Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott to choose from to lead the line, the Gunners are preparing to make a move for Nolito to help strengthen the squad depth in the race for the Premier League title.
Nolito has been in fantastic form for Celta Vigo this season with eight goals in 15 La Liga appearances and his performances have attracted interest from a number of European heavyweights, including Barcelona.
The treble winners of last season had looked to have secured the signing of the forward, who has five caps for Spain, with the Blaugrana offering a paid loan, with an immediate fee to get the player for six months but Celta Vigo ultimately turned away Luis Enrique’s bid.
Nolito is believed to have a release clause of around 18m euros and would join Mohamed Elneny as Arsenal’s January additions.
With Danny Welbeck rejoining training as he recovers from injury, it would be a stunning state of intent by Wenger to add Nolito to his squad, with his usual tendencies about signing players towards the end of their peak and the high rumoured release clause for the 29-year-old.