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Arsenal have entered the race to sign Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.
The Sun is quoting unnamed sources in the Spanish media as saying that the 22-year-old midfielder could be granted permission to leave Real Madrid this summer after falling down the pecking order at the Bernabeu.
The same report claim that Arsenal are determined to sign the midfielder, but that they are set to compete with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla for his signature.
The Spanish Under-21 international’s last season was spent away on loan to Deportivo Alaves.
Llorente, who transferred to the Spanish club since 2008, has dropped down the pecking order at Real Madrid after the emergence of Mateo Kovacic at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Arsenal are believed to still be in the market for more players this summer before the transfer window slams shut later this month.
The north London side have made two acquisitions so far this summer, having tied up deals for Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.
The Gunners are looking to become a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season after they ended up in a disappointing fifth place last term and missed out on Champions League qualification.