Real Sociedad midfielder, Martin Zubimendi has turned down a move to Arsenal despite the Premier League leaders being ready to trigger his €60 million (£52.6million) release clause.
According to Cadena SER, Arsenal have indicated to Real Sociedad that they are prepared to activate Zubimendi’s £52.6m release clause this January transfer window.
However, the report claims that Zubimendi has rejected a switch to the North London club as he wants to finish the current season with Real Sociedad.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to reinforce his midfield options this month.
Arsenal have already secured a £27m deal with Brighton for Leandro Trossard this week.
However, the Emirates club are looking to bolster Arteta’s squad even further before the end of the winter transfer window and an approach for Zubimendi has been made.
Zubimendi signed a new contract with Real Sociedad last October.
The 23-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona at the end of the season, will remain at the La Liga club until 2027.