Lucas Perez has less than two days to sort out his future, and despite his desire to return to hometown club Deportivo la Coruña, that seems a distant possibility at the moment.
The Galician club have made a number of bids for the striker, but as reported previously Arsenal are not inclined to do them any financial favours after Depor insisted on the club paying the full release clause for Perez last August.
At the moment the preferred destination for him is Levante, who have made that Arsenal consider to be an acceptable loan bid for the duration of the 2017-18 season.
There also appears to be interest from Valencia, and the two clubs have been in close contact recently due to the sale of Gabriel earlier this month.
The issue is that Perez is dead-set on a return to Depor, and is holding out hope that a deal can be done.
His agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lobelle, is in London and ready to deal with any offers that come in, but with less than 48 hours to the deadline, time is running out and if Perez wants to play next season, he may have to choose one of his less favoured options.