Real Sociedad will look elsewhere for a new full-back after reportedly being put off signing Nacho Monreal from Arsenal because of his price tag.
Real Sociedad have reportedly withdrawn their interest in Spanish full-back Nacho Monreal due to Arsenal's reluctance to sell on the cheap.
Monreal was said to be nearing a return to his homeland after being informed by new boss Unai Emery that he was not part of his immediate plans.
Despite the 32-year-old not being considered a first pick, however, Calciomercato claims that Arsenal are still after a significant transfer fee.
The report suggests that Sociedad will now look elsewhere for defensive options, as they seek a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Alvaro Odriozola.
Former Osasuna and Malaga ace Monreal started 26 Premier League games for Arsenal in Arsene Wenger's final campaign at the helm.
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