According to Graham Hunter, an English journalist and a correspondent for La Liga, Arsenal are “way ahead” of any other club in a deal for Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla. Cazorla joined Malaga from Villarreal in an £18 million deal last summer but Malaga’s financial troubles means he could be available for as little as £15 million.
Hunter when asked about Cazorla: “This is the big story, Malaga are not paying their players or tax to the Spanish F.A. Clubs have been aware of this for a long time. Redknapp had a big interest and Tottenham know a lot about the player. However, Arsenal are far better placed, they are further down the road, Arsenal are ahead of every club in Europe to sign Cazorla. He’d fit in perfectly at Barcelona but if Arsenal continue pushing they will sign him”