Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama remains high on the wanted list of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is planning a summer swoop.
The Gunners boss has identified the Kenyan international as the man to be his enforcer in a revamped engine room that will see veterans like Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky moved on.
Wanyama has been waiting for a signal from Arsenal as he runs his contract at St Mary’s down to put himself in the best possible bargaining position this summer.
Although he will have one year left on his deal, Southampton are already scouting for his replacement and will listen to offers in the region of Â£15million.
However, much could depend on the future of Wenger and whether he will still be in charge of the Gunners next season, as doubts continue to surround his future.