Arsenal are making progress on sales ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline, and one of the longest-serving players at the club now looks set to depart.

It was revealed yesterday that clubs in Spain are eyeing up defender Rob Holding, and Fabrizio Romano has now named the two clubs interested in a move.

The 27-year-old has one year remaining on his contract, with an option to extend, and La Liga sides Sevilla and Mallorca are now eyeing him up.

Despite the departure of Kieran Tierney and the injury to Jurrien Timber, Holding is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans and an exit looks inevitable, with Arsenal hopeful of a permanent sale.

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“Understand Mallorca and Sevilla both asked for conditions of potential Rob Holding deal this week,” Romano tweeted.

“There are also PL clubs informed on Holding situation, as he’s still expected to leave.”

How much can Arsenal earn from Holding’s sale?

It was reported earlier in the window that Arsenal had rejected a bid of less than £3m from Besiktas for the centre-back, and it seems that the club were confident they could attract a higher fee.

If no Premier League club comes in for him, and it is simply a question of Mallorca and Sevilla, then a high fee may not be expected.

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Although Sevilla are competing in the Champions League this season, having won the Europa League, they are in a tricky financial situation, but the departures of Karim Rekik and Gonzalo Montiel have left them short at the back.

Their sale of goalkeeper Yassine Bounou to Al-Hilal may have boosted their finances somewhat, and their need for a defender may hopefully make them willing to pay a good fee for the Englishman.

Mallorca have been one of the bigger spenders in Spain this season, after receiving over £20m from Paris Saint-Germain for Kang-In Lee, and perhaps they may be willing to spend on Holding to further strengthen their squad.

If these are the two main candidates for Holding, then it seems likely that neither side will pay more than £10m for the defender, who joined Arsenal in 2016.

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