Injury-hit Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is set to train with Villarreal over pre-season with a view to a permanent move.
The 33-year-old has sat out over 18 months of action after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in a Champions League match and revealed in November how doctors had told him he would be lucky to walk again.
However, Canal+ journalist Monica Marchante revealed during Saturday’s draw with Real Madrid, whilst standing alongside Villarreal official Marcos Senna, that the midfielder – who is out of contract this summer - will return to his former club this summer.
“It has not been confirmed by the club yet, but it is all but done,” Marchante told the TV audience.
“He will spend preseason at the club, here at Villarreal.”