Marseille midfield star Morgan Sanson has reportedly emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal.
Despite the financial restrictions allegedly in place at North London club, it was recently suggested that Mikel Arteta may be given the freedom to make additions to several teams.
According to Le 10 Sport, that has led to Arsenal making contact with Ligue 1 giants Marseille regarding the availability of their star player, Sanson.
While the 25-year-old is regarded as a vital player at the Stade Velodrome, the French giants are prepared to listen to offers following to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sanson also has just two years left on his current deal, putting Ligue 1 outfits in a position where they may look to maximise any transfer fee.
Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United have been rumoured with the player in the past.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are contemplating whether to make another move for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, according to the reports.
On more than one occasion, the North London club have been strongly linked with the Ivory Coast international, only for the Eagles to stand firm with regards to their price tag.
However, given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Crystal Palace may be forced to reconsider his future at the club.