Sep 16 2018
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to rival Roma in the battle for Porto versatile midfielder Hector Herrera, although the Serie A giants are said to be leading the race to land the Mexico international.
According to Corriere dello Sport, there are a host of clubs showing interest in Hector with a view to a free transfer, as his contract with the Portuguese giants is poised to expire at the end of the campaign.
The Italian publication said Giallorossi are at the head of the queue to land the 28-year-old star and Herrera is content with the package the Serie A outfit have provisionally put in front of him.
The north London club are reported to be among those interested, although Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also linked with the Porto midfielder.
Ruiz noted reports in Portugal said Hector met with Los Blancos coach Julen Lopetegui in Porto recently. The player worked under the manager during his 18-month stint in the Primeira Liga.