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Arsenal bid £10 million for Atletico's Adrian Lopez

SENIOR ANALYST
News 31 Dec 2012, 20:28 IST
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Arsenal FC are set to act swiftly in the transfer market and Goal.com has revealed that the Gunners have tabled a bid of  £10 million. But this is not anywhere close to his buyout clause, which stands at  £14.7m, although the Gunners are confident they can agree a deal at this price.

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 08:  Adrian Lopez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Besiktas JK at the Vincente Calderon stadium on March 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 08: Adrian Lopez of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Besiktas JK at the Vincente Calderon stadium on March 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

Lopez was in fine form for Atletico last season and netted a total of 19 goals in all competitions, but has found himself on the periphery of the first team this season and is ready to make a move. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to be a long-term admirer of the Spaniard and is keen to bolster his attacking ranks in this window.

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