Arsenal are reportedly set to put their pursuit of Brighton & Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey on hold, as the defender is set to undergo surgery.
Mikel Arteta is understood to be keen on strengthening his right-back options in the summer and has identified the 20-year-old as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, The Athletic reports that Lamptey will miss the remainder of the season, as he is to undergo surgery on a hamstring injury that he has been suffering with for most of this season.
The Canaries youngster, who impressed in his lone season in the Premier League last season, has become a star performer for the Championship club and is expected to move to a bigger club this summer.
Lamptey has featured only 11 times in the Premier League this campaign, scoring once in a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in November.