Arsenal have entered talks to bring former striker Carlos Vela back from Real Sociedad, Daily Star reports.
The Gunners sold Vela to Sociedad for £2.5million back in 2012, but hold a buy-back clause that will allow the Mexican to return to London for £3.5million.
Vela enjoyed the best season of his career, scoring 21 goals, and Arsene Wenger is keen to bring the 25-year-old back to the Emirates to aid lone striker Olivier Giroud.
But reports in Spain suggests that Sociedad are attempting to scrap the buy-out clause in order to land Vela on a permanent deal.
It is believed that Arsenal are demanding at least £8million from the Spanish side to acquire full rights for former Arsenal ace.
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are also chasing the attacker, with Sociedad looking to ward off any more interest by signing Vela on a long-term contract.
If the Basque club are triumphant in landing Vela, they intend to make him their highest paid player in which the forward will be on a four-year deal worth £10million.
Vela snubbed at the chance to play for Mexico in this year’s World Cup in Brazil this summer.