Arsenal hope to close a deal for Real Zaragoza midfielder Ander Herrera before the World Cup.

Manager Arsene Wenger and his assistant Pat Rice have watched Herrera twice this year at Real's La Romareda and according to reports in Spain, they have made a €10 million offer for the player.

Spanish media claims the player's representatives have already held discussions in London with Gunners' Executive Director Ivan Gazidis in the hope of thrashing out a deal before the World Cup this summer.