According to reports from The Times yesterday evening, which were summarised by International Business Times this morning, Arsenal are targeting Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as a potential alternative to Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin.
The France international has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most formidable enforcers since the Saints returned to the Premier League three seasons ago, this term averaging the second-most tackles per match (3.7) of any player in the division.
He’s seen by many as the ideal remedy to the lack of height, power and physicality in the Gunners’ engine room. But as This Is Futbol revealed on Sunday, Arsene Wenger has reportedly decided against signing the 25 year-old – leaving fellow suitors Manchester United in pole position to attain his signature.
And reports from The Times claim the Emirates boss has now turned his attentions to Krychowiak, who played a major role in Sevilla claiming the 2015 Europa League title during his first season at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – scoring the opener in the La Liga outfit’s 3-2 win over Dnipro in the tournament’s final.
They were linked to the 25 year-old in January by Mirror Football after an impressive first six months in the Spanish top flight, but a formal bid failed to materialise from north London.
The Poland international’s release clause stands at £21million – £4million less than Southampton’s asking price for Schneiderlin. According to IBT, however, Manchester United are also monitoring Krychowiak’s transfer situation.