Gunners go back in for Reyes
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sevilla laughed off Arsenal's first bid of é¼6 million for the 19-year-old earlier this week, but The Gunners are now believed to be ready to up their bid.
Gunners vice-chairman David Dein is reported to have met again with Sevilla supremo Jose Maria Del Nido in the hope of thrashing out a deal.
Sevilla are keen to hang onto the teenage sensation and have a é¼36 million release clause inserted in his long-term contract.
Reports now suggest that Sevilla may be willing to do business for a fee in the region of é¼25 million, with Del Nido admitting that every player has a price.
"Nobody is fixed at the club and all have their price," said Del Nido.
"Reyes is a star that has his value in the market and we are not willing to sell at a loss.
"For now, he himself does not want to go."
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reported to have turned their attentions to Bastia goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau as they look to bring in a new keeper.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is stepping up his search for a new custodian as he is still to replace David Seaman and Penneteau is the latest to come under his gaze.
The 22-year-old is highly-rated and has attracted the interest of Everton in the past.
Wenger is thought to be stalling over making a move for Pennteau as he is believed to be looking for a more experienced keeper.