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Leicester, Arsenal pursue Las Palmas midfielder

Leicester, Arsenal pursue Las Palmas midfielder

Premier League duo target Mesa

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Arsenal and English champions Leicester City have both enquired on the possibility of signing Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa. The Spaniard has been key to Los Amarillos' bright start to the campaign.

The 27-year-old was on the brink of joining Sevilla in the summer transfer window before Las Palmas somehow convinced him to stay put at the Island city.

COPE Las Palmas claims that the Spanish minnows may have a tougher test in their hands this winter with the Gunners and the Foxes having stepped their pursuit for the player.

Mesa, who is normally a holding midfielder, has earned the plaudits following his exceptional showing in La Liga this season.

The Telde-born star is in the seventh season with Las Palmas, and the lure of featuring in the Premier League may be too good to ignore for the player, who has plyed his trade in the lower divisions of Spain.