Not Suarez: Arsenal to agree free transfer for tenacious in-demand star

Like it was during the days of Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have the need for new signings but the club are foot-dragging in their quest to bolster their squad.

According to emerging reports, Arsenal are weighing in on a deal for Mexico and Porto midfielder Hector Herrera.

Herrera joined FC Porto from Pachuca of 2013 and ever since, he has established himself as a regular for the side.

The contract of the midfielder at the Estadio Do Dragao is due to end at the end of this season and he has not been offered a new one, meaning he is free to negotiate a contract with any of his suitors.

According to Tuttomercato, AS Roma, Inter Milan and Wolves have all indicated interest in signing the star, Arsenal are believed to be front-runners for his signature.

The report claims the 28-year-old is likely going to join any club that offers him the best pay, which may be a huge problem for Arsenal.

Herrera is a sturdy defensive midfielder, who is an expert at breaking up play and shielding the back four. Although the Gunners have a classy DM in Lucas Torreira, Emery is looking to sign an option for the Uruguayan.