Arsenal target Yannick Carrasco hopeful his transfer will be completed soon

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Yannick Carrasco is hopeful of completing a return to a major European club this summer amid serious interest from Arsenal.

The 25-year-old played a key role in Atletico Madrid’s run to the Champions League final in 2016 but joined Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang 18 months ago.

Arsenal attempted to bring the Belgium international to north London back in January but were unable to engineer a deal and turned their attentions to signing Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona instead.

The Spain international failed to make any sort of impact at the Emirates, however, and was sent back to his parent club after he succumbed to a season-ending groin injury.

Unai Emery has been handed a restrictive budget this summer, following his failure to secure Champions League qualification, but is desperate to add a goalscoring threat on the flanks with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan having contributed just nine Premier League goals between them last season.

Arsenal are understood to have already submitted a £25million bid for Carrasco but the winger admits his future lies in the hands of Dalian Yifang’s club president.

He said: ‘Everyone knows I want to return to Europe. Now it depends on my president and I hope a solution is found. I can’t speak of the (interested) club, but I hope that everything can be sorted.

‘I’m not the one who decides. That’s my president. He will decide if he lets me leave or not, but I hope I can return.’

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are also reported to maintain an interest in Carrasco and could turn to the former Monaco star if they fail to secure a deal for unsettled Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.