Arsenal are also now in the race for Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella and not put off by the €50m asking price.
The 21-year-old made his senior Italy debut last week and impressed in both a 1-1 draw with Ukraine and 1-0 Nations League victory in Poland.
He has already been heavily linked with the likes of Milan, Inter, Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Now Arsenal are in the mix too and not scared by his €50m price-tag.
It’s reported they see Barella as the ideal heir to Aaron Ramsey and are preparing a swoop for the summer.
Barella has said before that he’d favour the Premier League, as he can let loose with his hard-tackling approach more often.