Banega has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in a deal which would see him link up with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who managed him at Valencia and Sevilla.
Emery has made Arsenal’s midfield one of his main areas to solve in the transfer window and it has seen Jack Wilshere already made the decision to leave the club.
While Ainsley Maitland-Niles has signed a new contract and a deal to buy Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria is reportedly imminent.
“And his family, by the way, only wants to live in Sevilla.”
Banega is currently at the World Cup with Argentina but the two-time World Cup winners face a decisive final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has made one appearance, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Iceland.
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