Arsenal could increase their spending on a sensational deadline day with the possible capture of Palermo forward Abel Hernandez, who has told his club he wants to leave.
The Uruguayan forward has told the Italian club of his desire to leave in order to help his World Cup 2014 ambitions.
The Gunners are expecting a busy day in the transfer market and Hernandez could become part of a group of new signings if a deal can be struck between now and 11pm tonight.
The striker, who has scored 22 goals for Palermo, said in a statement: "The club and the coach told me that I could leave if the right offer was made and I think that has now arrived,"
"They know what I want and they know what they promised me. I don't want to lose the chance of playing at the World Cup next summer."
The 23-year-old has been impressive on the international stage for Uruguay thus far, scoring seven goals in his ten caps and putting in some promising performances ahead of next year's World Cup.
He told reporters: "I think playing in Serie A is beautiful, but the desire to be at World Cup 2014 is what has pushed me to ask for a transfer."
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will firm up their interest, but Hernandez's desire for a move could make him an option on a dramatic deadline day.
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