Carlos Vela wanted by Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad ramp up bid to sign 3.5m Arsenal winger Vela

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21:30 GMT, 27 March 2012

Real Sociedad will step up their efforts to sign Arsenal striker Carlos Vela over the next week ahead of competition from rival Spanish clubs.

Vela, 23, has impressed during his loan spell at the Basque club and Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay will visit England for talks with Arsenal over a potential 3.5million deal.

Wanted: Vela has impressed during his loan spell with Real Sociedad

Wanted: Vela has impressed during his loan spell with Real Sociedad

Vela, who scored against Levante last week, is keen to stay in Spain.