Dick Law spent Thursday in talks over the transfer of Lucas Perez to Deportivo, according to reports.
Sportwitness claim that the Gunners are locked in talks with the Spanish club, with Arsenal wanting £13.7m for the player whilst Deportivo aren’t willing to go beyond their offer of £10.9m.
They also report that in the last couple of days La Voz de Galicia have repeatedly suggested that a loan move would be a possibility if the clubs can’t come to an agreement over a permanent deal.
More talks are expected to take place today (Friday), and the sooner the two parties can come to an agreement the sooner Arsenal’s negotiator can move onto making further squad improvements, with the end of the window now fast approaching.
Lucas Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo in the first place, less than a year ago, but after only 11 league appearances and one league goal, he seems to be on the way out, despite performing considerably better in the cups and in Europe.
The problem for Lucas is that he only got to make 21 appearances despite being fit for most of last season, and only completed 90 minutes on six occasions. The previous year he played 37 times for Deportivo.
It’s also possible that there is an element of wanting a return to Spain, but with the World Cup on the horizon, and at 28 years old, game time will likely be the most important factor. A permanent deal away would allow both parties to put the whole thing behind them and focus on the upcoming season.