Chase stepped up as Arsenal deal closes on on being announced?

Athletic Bilbao have accelerated their interest in Nacho Monreal and are hopeful of signing the Arsenal full-back, reports AS.

The La Liga club are long-term admirers of Monreal and put their initial proposal on the table last month.

Talks between all involved parties have sped up in recent hours and, according to AS, Monreal is likely to sign a three-year deal at Athletic, with the possibility of a further year based on objectives. Athletic will pay a fee of around €10m for the defender’s services. © 2017 Frontier Theme