Arsenal have joined the race to sign rumoured Manchester United target Ayoze Perez, according to The Shields Gazette.
Newcastle United forward Perez has put in some eye-catching performances in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be interested in the Spaniard, who joined Newcastle from Tenerife in 2013.
However, Perez has given no indication that he wants to leave St James’ Park.
Louis van Gaal has often stated that he wants to bring “speed and creativity” into his United side and Perez may offer the creative spark that they have been lacking this term.
The fact that Perez is something of an unknown quantity may put off some supporters but van Gaal has shown that he is capable of pulling off surprises in the transfer market, as the signing of Anthony Martial shows.