A late Arsenal move for Alexander Isak isn’t being ruled out, with technical director Edu Gaspar working hard on a deal.

VIGO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 28: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 28, 2021 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
VIGO, SPAIN: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 28, 2021. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Football.London report that Arsenal are continuing to push for the signing of Alexander Isak.

The deal is complicated by the player’s high release clause, but Edu is working hard on a move, so a late transfer cannot be ruled out.

Mundo Deportivo covered claims on Sunday that Arsenal had made a €70m (£58m) bid for Isak last week, but that wouldn’t be enough to complete a deal. Real Sociedad want the player’s full €90m (£75m) release clause.

The Telegraph confirm that Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is determined for Isak to stay and won’t negotiate his departure. Isak himself is back in Spain after a brief holiday visit to London.

As a result, the deal would only be a realistic possibility if Arsenal plan to buy the release clause. A club-record fee, with only hours to pay it and to complete all the other intricacies of a transfer. It seems unlikely.

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad warms up during the La Liga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on November 07, 2021 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad warms up during the La Liga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on November 07, 2021. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Real Sociedad nerves can be assuaged by the fact that La Liga gives an extra month to sign a replacement (from La Liga) to any club that lose a player via release-clause activation on deadline day.

So the Spanish club know that as long as they hold out for the release clause, they’ll have €90m and a month to sign an alternative from within their league.

Yet another reason for them not to negotiate a lower fee.

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