New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spent heavily this summer to draft in five signings at the Emirates Stadium but he remains in the hunt for further additions.
The Daily Mail states Emery is desperate to reunite with World Cup winning France midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, who he worked with during his time in Sevilla, but will have to offload players in order to finance a move.
29-year-old N’Zonzi would cost Arsenal £25m but Emery has already spent his £70m budget this summer on Bernd Leno, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira, with Stephan Lichtsteiner also arriving on a free.
The Gunners do have a number of candidates they could offload before the start of the new season as David Ospina, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez are among those tipped for an exit, while the future of Aaron Ramsey remains uncertain.
Selling Ramsey, who has just entered the final 12 months of his contract, would easily finance a move for N’Zonzi but Emery is confident the Wales international will agree to a new contract.