Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak confirms that he is aware of the transfer interest from Arsenal, but he likes to leave the matter to his agent.
The Polish international has been linked with a move to London in the summer, but eventually decided to stay at the Andalucian club.
The demand for Krychowiak has grown in recent months and Sevilla renewed his contract in November with his release clause increasing from £21.5 million to £32.2 million.
In an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo magazine, the 25-year-old acknowledges the interest from the Gunners, but insisted he would like to concentrate on Sevilla for the time being
“I’ve heard about Arsenal, but I leave it to my agent. I trust him and he’s the one who deals with that kind of the stuff.”
“I can’t think about things like that. I have to keep my mind free of any distraction and just focus on doing my job for Sevilla.”
Arsene Wenger’s side is plagued by injury as seen in the former seasons and they are short of three signings if they are to live to their reputation as title contenders for the rest of the season.
The French boss claimed in a recent press conference that his side is more than competitive in all areas except the center of midfield, which is weakened by the injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.
Arsenal are reportedly close to complete the signing Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basel, whose work permit is expected to be granted next week.
The widely speculated pursuit for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is dealt with a blow as the player himself ruled out a move at this point of time.
Krychowiak’s contract at Sevilla runs until 2019, if Arsenal are to get him in January, they might have to offer a fee close to his release clause in the region of £30 million.