Arsenal are weighing up a move for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, sources in Italy have told ESPN FC.
Arsene Wenger is looking to bolster his midfield options at the Emirates after bringing in full-back Sead Kolasinac and the club-record signing of French striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Wenger is a long-term admirer of Brozovic and had scouts watch the Croatian international in action on several occasions last season.
Brozovic has long been linked with a number of top Premier League clubs with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United credited with an interest in the skilled midfielder.
However, Arsenal are now stepping up their interest in the 24-year-old to supplement their squad with an eye to getting Arsenal back in the Premier League's top four next season.
Inter are open to offers for Brozovic, according to the sources, as they are looking to offload some players this summer in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Brozovic joined Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015, but he has struggled to hold down a regular place or show his true form at the San Siro.
Brozovic, who can play anywhere across midfield, scored seven goals and contributed five assists in 35 appearances for Inter last season and Wenger sees him as someone who can add more creativity to his attacking armoury at the Emirates Stadium.