Arsenal are in advanced talks with Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez about a potential summer move, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard was touted by BBC Sport earlier this week as a target for fellow Premier League outfit Everton, though the report claims the Gunners have now stolen a march.
Central striking berths have hardly been convincing at the Emirates in recent seasons, with the likes of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud failing to wholly convince.
Thanks to WhoScored, it is clear that the 27-year-old enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough season last time out, notching his highest ever total.
In fact, he managed to score 10 more goals for Branquiazuis last term than he had done in his previous two campaigns, emerging as one of the hottest forwards in La Liga.
He has started the new campaign with a goal in the season opener at home to Eibar.
While it is reported that the Toffees had agreed a deal in principle for the former PAOK marksman, Arsene Wenger is believed to have swooped in.
The Mirror cite a £17m fee, with Wenger splashing out the cash for only the second time this summer following the huge arrival of Granit Xhaka earlier this summer.
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