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Arsenal are interested in signing Mexico star Miguel Layún who could be available for as little as £5m this summer, according to reports in Spain. Layún, 30, has been one of the stand out performers during Mexico’s World Cup campaign in Russia with El Tri progressing to the last 16 stage, where they meet Brazil on Monday. The versatile wing-back, who had a spell in England with Watford during the 2015-16 season, spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla from Porto, a deal which included the option to make the move permanent. However, Marca report the Andalucian side have decided not to take up that option. Sevilla had two deadlines to make the deal happen; 30 May for £3.5m and 30 June for £5.3m, with the latter passing with no further developments on Saturday.
The Spanish publication adds Arsenal, Milan and Atletico Madrid are now keen to sign the Mexico star.
While Layún stock has risen during Mexico’s campaign in Russia, Porto’s asking price is likely to remain at around the £5.3m mark, according to reports in Portugal, with Alex Telles firmly Sérgio Conceição’s first choice option at left-back. Arsenal have wasted little time bolstering their squad this summer ahead of Unai Emery’s first season in English football. The club have already confirmed the arrivals of goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and former Juventus stalwart Stephan Lichtsteiner, with a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos expected be formally announced in the coming days. The Gunners have also agreed a fee with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira, currently enjoying a splendid World Cup campaign with Uruguay in Russia.