Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is a shock January transfer window target of Spanish basement boys Xerez.
Vela has failed to command a place in the Gunners starting XI since joining in 2005 and the Mexico forward is eager for first team football to aid his country's World Cup challenge.
Vela had hoped for a regular berth in the Arsene Wenger's side following the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor but has been unable to stake a claim after suffering an ankle injury early this season.
Since returning to fitness, the Mexico international has managed only one appearance for Arsenal this term - as a substitute in the 2-0 Carling Cup win over West Brom.
The 20-year-old, who has already had spells on loan in Spain at Salamanca and Osasuna, could be geared for another stint in La Liga with Xerez desperately needing a goalscorer to lift them off the foot of the table.
"We are looking to bring in a forward who can stop the lack of goals in the team," a Xerez spokesperson said.
"We are looking at a number of options in the European and Spanish markets and it is possible that Carlos will arrive in the winter market."