Date: 25th August 2017 at 5:00pm
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have made a “formal” loan bid for Arsenal striker , according to La Voz de Galicia (via Mundo Deportivo).

The Spanish club are seeking to steal a march on their rivals who are looking to seal a permanent deal for the 28 year old. The Evening Standard report that Depor and the Gunners were confident of coming to an agreement for close to £14m, but so far there has been no official news that a deal has been struck.

La Voz de Galicia say that Levante have offered a total of €4million for the season long loan, with the final amount dependent on Perez scoring a certain number of goals, and the Spanish club also getting a purchase option on the player.

Such an offer is unlikely to be accepted by Arsenal as the Gunners want the player to leave on a permanent basis. Deportivo are the only club to have made a bid with interest from other teams limited to a loan deal. The only club other than Depor who may consider an offer before the close of the window is Everton, according to the Standard.