ARSENAL have been joined by Newcastle and AC Milan in the race for Real Betis star Nabil Fekir, according to reports.
But the Premier League duo may have trouble convincing him to make the move to England as he will reportedly only quit for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The Frenchman has enjoyed a fine season since leaving Lyon for LaLiga in a £17.7million deal last summer.
And the 26-year-old is keen to stay where he is despite the interest from overseas, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
Having scored seven goals in 22 league games this season, the attacking midfielder is said to be a target for the Gunners and now the Toon and AC Milan.
But he is happy where he is and will only consider a move if Real or Barca come knocking as he likes the style of football played in LaLiga.
Reports in Spain suggest his form has alerted Los Blancos, who are sure to invest in their forward line at the end of the season.
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In Betis’ last game before the coronavirus pandemic saw the Spanish season halted, Fekir helped lead his side to a 2-1 win against the Spanish giants.
His performance in particular caught the eye of Real president Florentino Perez.
The Frenchman was on the verge of completing a £52million switch to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 before Jurgen Klopp’s side pulled out.
The deal went cold after the Reds attempted to renegotiate the fee after issues cropped up in his medical.
Arsenal were then claimed to have made contact when he was available for the cut-price fee as Lyon didn’t want to lose him on a free.
But the Gunners missed out on a move because they failed to offload £350,000-a-week Mesut Ozil.
Fekir has since become a fan favourite for the Verdiblanco as the creative force for striker Loren Moron, himself having attracted transfer interest recently.