Date: 10th January 2019 at 6:15pm
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Arsenal have agreed to meet the wage demands of midfielder , according to reports in Spain.

The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the past months and Unai Emery is a long-term admirer of the Argentine having coached him at Sevilla during his time in .

Despite being linked with moves for several midfielders this month, reports in Spain claim Emery has moved one step closer to landing Banega.

In November last year, Seville-based newspaper Estadio claimed Banega was happy to remain in Spain but would be tempted to leave if a team matched his £6.3m-a-year salary.

Estadio Deportivo now suggests Arsenal have agreed to meet the ’s demands and have offered him a three-year deal in hope of signing him this month.

It remains to be seen whether reports prove accurate and how much Arsenal will pay in or loan fees.