Arsenalare considering a move for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele after talks with Lucas Torreira were put on hold until after the World Cup, according to reports.
The north London side were believed to have a £26m deal for Uruguay international Torreira all wrapped up but recent reports suggest that the move hasn't been finalised, with the Sampdoria midfielder now believed to be focusing on his country's chances at the World Cup.
And Lyon based publication Le Progrès claim that Arsenal's chief negotiators Sven Mislintat, Raul Sanllehi and Ivan Gazidis are now considering a move for Ndombele - a top transfer target for bitter rivals Tottenham.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at the Groupama Stadium but he will complete a permanent switch to the club this summer for roughly £7m.
However, Ndombele is expected to join a number of first team players who will leave Lyon ahead of the new campaign.
Sergi Darder, Mouctar Diakhaby and Jean-Philippe Mateta have already called time on their careers with Les Gones, with 16-year-old wonderkid Willem Geubbels also leaving for £18m.
Arsenal have already seen Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno join the club as they continue to rebuild under new manager Unai Emery. Borussia Dortmund'sSokratis Papastathopoulos is expected to be announced officially as their third signing of the summer on July 1.
But the club's search to sign a long-term partner for Granit Xhaka, who signed an improved contract at Arsenal earlier this summer, looks set to continue until after the World Cup.