Arsenal closely monitoring €35m-rated Spain international

Jose Gaya is the subject of interest from the London giants over a potential move in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old defender, though, wants to remain put at Valencia and is firmly committed to his present team.

Jose is a product of the Los murciélagos academy and has been a part of the first-team setup since 2012 when he made his debut aged only 17. Over the past eight years or so, Gaya has gone on to firmly establish himself as a pivotal figure for Valencia while being regarded as one of the best left-backs in La Liga.

In recent years, Spain international has also established a foothold within the national squad. To date, the Spanish defender has turned out nearly 250 times for La Liga giants and was elevated into the role of the club captain last summer following the departure of Dani Parejo.

His exploits have piqued the interest of several teams over the years and currently, Real Madrid and the Gunners are among those in his pursuit. Los Blancos are preparing for life after Marcelo, who is in the twilight of his storied career and has endured a sharp decline in the past year or so.

As a result, Real Madrid have been linked with quite a few left-back options ahead of the summer, with the latest target reported to be Lucas Hernandez. Now, Gaya has emerged as a viable target as well.

At London club, on the other hand, Spanish boss has just one natural left-back at his disposal in Kieran Tierney, having sent Sead Kolasinac on loan to Schalke last month.