Reports have claimed Arsenal will challenge Liverpool to complete the transfer of Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi.
Illarramendi has struggled to hold down a regular spot for the Spanish giants and has been deemed surplus to requirements by Rafa Benitez.
And the Gunners are on the lookout for new players to improve their squad and could move for his services.
Liverpool have made contact with the defensive midfielder over a move and were thought to be the favourites.
However, the Gunners can offer Champions League football and more of a chance at winning some silverware.