Gunners started negotiations with €100,000-a-week La Liga forward

Arsenal are interested in signing Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo Perez and planning to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. London club have problems in the front-line as Danny Welbeck decided to change the working place, Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a terrible season, and they need replacement.

Spain international is the best choice in this situation as he had an excellent campaign and proved his worth one more time. Emery set to spend considerable money on the player during the summer transfer window. Vitolo joined the Los Rojiblancos from Sevilla in 2017 with a €40m deal.

He is one of the best forwards in La Liga and a key figure for the club. In this season, Perez played 28 matches, scored one goal and made three assists in all competition. It is a good result, and he can improve his consequences during the next campaign.

The 29-year-old attacker has contracted with the Spanish club until 2022, and his release clause is around €20m. He is a regular member of the Furia Roja squad which is already a significant achievement for the footballer. Probably Spanish winger will accept the correct offer from Unai.

Gunners will do everything to sign him this summer, but it will be difficult as Atletico Madrid aren’t going to sell such a prominent figure during the transfer window. English club heavily linked with Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco, Stade Rennais superstar Ismaila Sarr, Borussia Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze, PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti.