Arsene Wenger could make a surprise move for Barcelona outcast Bojan Krkic, who has found himself away from the Nou Camp in the last three seasons on loan in Europe.
After spells at Roma, AC Milan and Ajax, Wenger may give Krkic a chance to make his name in the Premier League, according to The Daily Star.
'Very special player'
Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the young Spaniard who made his Barcelona debut at just 17 years and 19 days after a tremendous and prolific spell with the youth team.
Early plaudits included Wenger branding him a very special player but his true talent never materialised, with Bojan not having surpassed the 10-goal mark in any of the last seven campaigns since his breakthrough at Barcelona.
Making his debut at a younger age than Lionel Messi, it was hoped that his talent would be as large but Bojan's full potential is somewhat still unknown.
His formative years at Barcelona means he is built in the Arsenal mould and his versatility makes him a useful squad player. His preferred position is out wide but an ability to function in the centre is also apparent.
His experience in Wenger's favoured formation also means that he would fit into the side comfortably, with adaptation to the English game the main risk with his transfer.
His notable dip in form may also mean a bargain price, providing Bojan finds his top gear and plays to the standards his talent previously promised.
Presumably a fee between the £10-15 million mark should be enough to sign the young man, but a deal for Manchester United's Nani could still be a safer option to strengthen Wenger's wide options.
With Liverpool now seemingly unlikely to land the Emirates-bound Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal's only real challenge for a double swoop is from the Reds and Deportivo La Coruna.
The Gunners superior financial position should play a part, as they could afford the Spaniard's wages whereas their Spanish rivals may require them to be subsidised, meaning Barca would surely prefer the English option.
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