Arsenal’s reported interest in Spanish Euro 2012 winner Santi Cazorla is picking up steam with today’s Guardian reporting that the Gunners are set to launch at £15.6 million bid for the Malaga man.
While the Gunners’ initial interest in Cazorla was rebuffed, with Malaga reportedly telling Arsenal to match the player’s €45 million buy-out clause, it appears that the debt-ridden club are now prepared to do business at €20 million.
27-year-old Cazorla is reportedly desperate to leave Málaga with the Spaniards reportedly having failed to pay him a large portion of his wages, in addition to failing to meet other commitments.
The Guardian reports that he is also keen on a move to England and has spoken with representatives of Arsenal, having expressed an interest in joining the club.
With the club’s financial position pushing them to the brink, a distress sale needs to be made before the 31st of July, else Malaga will find themselves relegated to the Second Division B in addition to dropping out of their hard earned Champions League spot.