Arsenal preparing loan deal for £18m midfield maestro

Arsenal remain interested in adding Sevilla ace Ever Banega to their squad, despite Unai Emery’s admission that the Gunners are restricted to loan signings this month.

The Spanish boss has been told that permanent signings are off the cards until the summer due to some lavish spending back in 2018, coupled with a growing wage bill.

UnaiEmery is happy with his current group, but the former Sevilla manager is said to be willing to land a midfield replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is due to depart Emirates Stadium on a free contract in the summer with the Wales international reportedly agreeing £36 million deal.

The Telegraph is reporting, long-term target Ever Banega is still on their radar, but the English club will have to come to an agreement with Sevilla over an initial loan deal that can be turned into a permanent arrangement later in summer.

Unai Emery has talked up the 30-year-old’s quality during the January transfer window, having worked with him at Sevilla.

Meanwhile Denis Suarez is also wanted by the North London outfit, with personal terms understood to have been agreed between the two parties.