The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Portugal and Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.
There have been a number of reports emerge about Felix over the past few days including news that Arsenal have been negotiated with Jorge Mendes for a deal, as well as more recent reports that Manchester United have offered a €4m loan deal until the end of the season. This is on top of reports that Felix has made it clear to the Atletico hierarchy that he wants a move, with the player omitted from Atletico’s squad for their Copa del Rey clash with Oviedo earlier this week.
In The Telegraph report, they detail how Arsenal would like both Felix and Mudryk and that the size of the loan fee Atletico want will decide if a deal is done for the Portuguese star.
With an injury to summer signing Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal are in need of attacking reinforcements and Felix might just be the solution the club need at this moment.
Signed by Atletico in a deal worth more than £100m, Felix has never quite hit the heights expected at Atletico Madrid under the tutelage of Diego Simeone and many believe that this is partly due to the playing style of the manager.
If Arteta can get a tune out of Felix, then Arsenal might just have enough to secure the Premier League title this season.