Arsenal are thought to be chasing Nice’s Argentine defender Fabian Monzon.
Arsene Wenger has been impressed by the left-back’s performances for the French side, but is not the only one interested signing him.
It was reported that scouts from Emirates Stadium had been to see the Argentina international and that the Gunners were weighing up a summer bid.
This plan may have to change as German side Schalke are thought to be stepping up their interest in the Olympic gold medal winner and make bid in January.
Arsenal may join in a bidding war in the transfer window, as they have concerns over the left back position.
Kieran Gibbs’ long term fitness is an issue and summer signing Andre Santos has so far shown defensive vulnerability.
Monzon only moved to Nice in the summer form Argentine club Boca Juniors, but the Ligue 1 side may only have the player for half a season, if reports are to be believed.
Arsene Wenger’s main January transfer priorities are thought to be bringing in a striker and Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal directors have out money aside for signings in the window, but Wenger will not want to do any other business while they attempt to capture the signing of Gotze.
Monzon has represented Argentina on seven occasions and is known for having a powerful left foot.