ARSENAL and Manchester City are plotting to poach £10m goalkeeper David Raya away from Brentford this summer, according to reports.
The highly-rated Bees stopper has been in scintillating form for the West London side amid their promotion push.
According to 90min, City boss Pep Guardiola has eyed Raya as a replacement for departing back-up keeper Claudio Bravo.
Bravo has had just one season as City’s No1 choice shot-stopper since joining from Barcelona in 2016 and the Gunners were said to be plotting a swoop.
Following the arrival from Ederson a year later, the Chilean international has been limited to just seven Premier League appearances in the last three campaigns.
But they will face a transfer tussle with Arsenal for Raya.
Emiliano Martinez has been in stunning form for the Gunners since replacing the injured Bernd Leno.
But had previously struggled for game time at The Emirates until this season.
And having made such a big impression now, the 27-year-old could be tempted into a move to a club where he could become the established No1, amid interest from Leeds.
Mikel Arteta’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana Pavon has reportedly been keeping tabs on Raya.
Pavon pulled the strings of Raya’s £3million transfer to Griffin Park last summer, and worked closely with him during his time before his Emirates switch.
The Spanish stopper, 24, has played every minute of Championship football this term, keeping 16 clean sheets.
He has best record in the division along with Millwall’s Bartosz Bialkowski.
However, he conceded one of the worst goals of the term as Brentford demolished Hull 5-1 in January.
With the Bees two-nil up after 27 minutes, the keeper was amazingly nutmegged from a hopeful long ball up the pitch from the HALFWAY line.