Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is interested in bringing Wolves attacker Diogo Jota to the Emirates Stadium, according to The Daily Mail.
The Gunners boss is reportedly looking for wide forwards as he attempts to impose his playing style on the North London club and the Premier League star is one of the top targets for the summer after a highly impressive campaign for the Portuguese.
Jota has scored 15 times across all competitions for Wolves this season, including back to back hat-tricks in the Europa League against Besiktas and Espanyol.
Nuno Espirito Santo has built a formidable side at Wolves and the 23 year old has been an integral part of the project, operating up top with Raul Jimenez or on the left in a front three.
His ball carrying ability and creativity combined with his pace and endeavour have put him on Arsenal’s radar.
Jota made the move to Wolves from Atletico Madrid when they were in the Championship back in 2017 and has adapted to English football effortlessly.
Atletico will get a portion of the transfer fee that Wolves receive thanks to a sell-on clause which means that Arsenal may have to shell out above par to secure the signing of the Portuguese, the report adds.
However, even with a considerable fee Arsenal may find it hard to attract top talent this summer with the club looking increasingly likely to miss out on European football next season.
The North London side are in ninth place, three behind Sheffield United and Wolves in seventh and sixth respectively.
Wolves are more likely to secure European football and it will become difficult for Arteta to pry Jota away from the club.
It remains to be seen how much Arsenal can pull off given their financial constraints after spending big last summer.
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