Gunners hopeful of persuading Dane of moving to north London this summer.
Arsenal have joined the long queue of Premier League clubs keen to sign Ajax midfield player Christian Eriksen at the end of the season.
The young Denmark international has made it clear that he has no intention whatsoever of putting pen to paper on a new contract with the current Eredivisie champions.
And with the 21-year-old’s present deal set to expire at the Amsterdam ArenA next summer, the Dutch giants are planning on offloading the playmaker before the start of the next campaign rather than risk losing Eriksen for free in 2014.
As a result, the coveted Dane could be available for as little as £14 million when the transfer window reopens for business on June 1, according to footballer database transfermarkt.
And that has led to Arsenal joining both Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign Eriksen this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger believed to be increasingly confident of being able to persuade the attacker to move to the capital on the basis that he can offer him both guaranteed first-team football and a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League, subject to the Gunners finishing this season in the top four of the Premier League that is.