Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to make a last-minute bid for Sevilla's Carlos Bacca as he continues to look for a striker following news of Olivier Giroud's lengthy injury.
After failing their attempts to hijack Chelsea's move for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, the Gunners are desperately looking to signing a new striker especially after their poor performance against Leicester City on Sunday.
The Gunners, despite creating a lot of chances, failed to add the finishing touches and this eventually resulted in them losing two valuable points.
Due to this reason, Wenger is reportedly looking to land a quality striker to fill in during Giroud absence before the end of the transfer window.
And Goal claims that the Gunners have turned their attention to Colombia international Carlos Bacca.
Although the 27-year-old, who was impressive as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, has a €35 million (£27.6 m) buy-out clause in his current contract, it is believed that Sevilla are to let settle for around €16m (£12.5m).
Bacca, who is known for his clinical finishing in front on goal, scoring 21 goal in all competitions for Sevilla last season, would be a very good addition to the Gunners squad at that price.
Although Wenger admits that he needs to sign a new striker, he says he is not buy players in sheer panic.
"Look, the decision is not to make but to find the personnel - that's the problem. We are open (to new signings) and we work on it. We are very active," Wenger told Sky Sports.
"The pressure to buy is always there. We want to (buy) and we will work at it but let's not fool ourselves - it's not because you buy just one player that you win games."
Meanwhile, there are also reports of Arsenal making a late move for Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic.
City are reportedly keen to offload the Serbian defender as look to adhere to UEFA's Financial Fair Play rule following the arrival of Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.
And the Guardian claim that Arsenal and Tottenham have both made enquiries on the 21-year-old availability.
The Gunners would probably have a better chance of landing Nastasic as they will easily be able to pay City's £12 million asking price for the defender. However, it is believed that City are more interesting in doing business with Tottenham as they do not want to sell Nastasic to a Arsenak, whom they consider a direct rival.