Arsenal are now open for the Brazilian star Lucas Silva as La Liga giants Real Madrid have taken a step back, according to Spanish media Marca.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was eager to sign the youngster from Brazilian side Cruzeiro. He offered but failed to conclude the deal. Now reports are suggesting that Arsenal are now clearly open for his move and soon will be reaching an agreement.
The Brazilian side have put a price tag of £13 million on their star player.
Marca reported that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has refused to increase the offer as Luka Modric is now making an excellent progress and soon the Croation will be seen on the pitch.
However, Silva can not be signed as Modric’s replacement at the moment. The 21-year-old can be signed as a future star.
Florentino Perez declared: “Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, we will not bring reinforcements in the winter transfer market. Right now there are none.”
“If Lucas Silva has to come, it will be in the summer under normal circumstances.”
With the clear statements from the President that he will not bring any new face in January means Silva will have to wait for his dream move to Madrid till the summer else he can join the Gunners easily in the winter transfer market.
While Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is also set to stay at Santiago Bernabeu. Arsenal have been in strong link with the German midfielder.
Columnist: Shah Arsalan