Atletico Madrid believe they can persuade Arsenal to part with Santi Cazorla this summer.
The Spain midfielder is a long-term target of Diego Simeone and the Argentine hopes this could be the year he lands the 29-year-old.
Cazorla has been an integral member of Arsene Wenger’s plans since his arrival from Malaga two years ago.
But competition for attacking midfield positions is fierce at Arsenal, particularly after the £30million arrival of Alexis Sanchez.
In addition to the Chilean, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott will all compete to play in positions behind the central striker next season.
And Atletico are hopeful that Wenger can be persuaded to part with Cazorla, despite the fact he only signed a 12-month contract extension earlier this year.