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Unai Emery wants one of two players to replace Aaron Ramsey, according to reports.
Ramsey looks all set to leave The Emirates with his contract up next summer and Liverpool and Manchester United believed to be keen, although Juventus are set to offer him a pre-contract deal in January, according to the Daily Mail.
Emery though is working hard with his backroom staff to identify a replacement and two targets have been reportedly drawn up.
The Evening Standard claim Atlanta United’s attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron is a contender.
Paraguay international Almiron has emerged as a target for several European clubs after scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists in the MLS this season. Arsenal are understood to be at the front of the queue, but Atlanta’s president has laughed off claims over the weekend of an £11million bid.
Darren Eales – whose surname was misspelled as Eagles in some reports – told the 92.9 The Game radio show: “So there were two clues as to why that was total nonsense, one was Eagles, not Eales.
“And the other was the suggestion of £11m because it would have to take at least triple that for me to even get out of bed and think about any bids for Almiron.”
The other target is believed to be Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, according to Record.
The Mexico star has racked up over 200 appearances for the Portuguese heavyweights and has ample Champions League experience.
Arsenal, Everton and West Ham were all interested in Herrera in the summer.
Correio da Manha via Sport Witness claimed that Arsenal, Everton and West Ham have all “shown signs” that they are willing to make as summer move .
Herrera, 28, enjoyed a fine World Cup for Mexico and with that has come interest from all over Europe, including from Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham.
The Portuguese club are believed to be wanting €15million for the player, who has just 12 months remaining on his deal.