Grzegorz Krychowiak continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal, despite Arsene Wenger saying he is satisfied with his current defensive midfield options.
According to the Independent, the Gunners are ready to activate the midfielder's £21m release clause.
At the start of the month, Spanish football expert Graham Hunter declared that the Sevilla midfielder would be a top signing for Arsenal.
"First of all it is news to Sevilla that Arsenal have looked at Krychowiak," Hunter told Sky Sports News HQ.
"You could accept that Sevilla are Europe's great selling club – with Porto they are probably the shrewdest at buying short and selling long and making huge profits.
"It's not unheard of that with Krychowiak, who has been there a season, they might double or treble their money after 12 months.
"But, they have sold a huge amount of players in the last few seasons to make them an immense amount of money.
"They are guaranteed in the Champions League, their revenue streams have increased beyond all recognition and, because of that, they will not want to sell. They will no longer be the cash and carry for bigger clubs to come in with heavy budgets.
"If Arsenal decide that this fierce, tough-tackling, clever, goal-scoring central-midfielder - who meets the criteria of what critics of Wenger have been saying Arsenal have needed for three four or five seasons – then yes, he would suit them."