According to reports, Arsenal look set to beat Everton to the signature of Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez.
The Merseyside club were close to landing the 27-year old having triggered his release clause, which is around £17m.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Arsenal's negotiations are at a much earlier stage, but the chances of playing Champions League football are likely to prove the deciding factor.
Perez scored 17 goals in La Liga last season. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his desire to bolster his striking options this summer, but attempts to sign Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette have failed.