Inter Milan are reportedly in advanced talks with FC Porto over the signing of Hector Herrera, who looks set to turn down a move to Arsenal.
As reported by talkSPORT, the Mexico international has strongly been linked with Arsenal over the last few months, with his current deal at the Estadio Do Dragao set to expire at the end of the season.
By this time, he will have turn 28-year-old and will be available on a free transfer and it looked as though this most likely destination was North London, however, it appears that Inter have been beaten the Gunners to the signing of the midfielder.
talkSPORT claim the Italian giants are discussing a pre-contract agreement with Porto for the midfielder, with a view to either signing him for nothing next summer or luring him to the San Siro ahead of schedule in a cash move to January.
This latest news will be a blow to Arsenal supporters who had been hoping that Herrera would be their club first winter signing and they may now lament that the fact that Arsenal officials failed to launch any kind of concrete bid for his services.
Herrera’s displays at club level have earned him a consistent spot in the national team and with 70 caps under his belt for ‘El Tri’ to date, he remains one of the team’s most vital players and has experience of playing in two FIFA World Cups.