Arsenal reportedly insist on Amadou Diawara and will offer Roma €30m in cash or a swap deal including Lucas Torreira.
The Gunners have been linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey but are not willing to pay the €45m release clause.
Il Corriere dello Sport claims the Gunners have therefore have returned to the Italian capital hoping to close a deal for the Guinean 23-year-old.
Arsenal are allegedly willing to part with €30m or the former Sampdoria midfielder Torreira this summer, but the Giallorossi will prefer taking the money.
The Uruguayan has been linked with Fiorentina in recent weeks, but the newspaper reports Arsenal hope to include him in a move to push down the price for Diawara.