AS Roma officials have flown to London and are preparing to meet with Arsenal over the possible transfer of midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
According to Corriere dello Sport, sporting director Walter Sabatini is in the country to discuss terms over three players, one of which is Pjanic.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was close to signing the 23-year-old on transfer deadline day in 2011, but a promise by his father meant he opted to sign for Roma instead.
The report claims Sabatini is also in town over the future of winger Eric Lamela, who is reportedly set to join the Gunners’ rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who were also linked with a move for Pjanic.
Pjanic is a diminutive creative midfielder and would bring highly technical game to the Arsenal line-up, though many will question whether this is the sort of player the squad needs at the moment.
Since losing the opening game of the Premier League season 3-1 at Emirates Stadium to Aston Villa, Wenger has been linked with bids for a number of players.
After a summer without spending any money, he is now being criticised for panic buying with only two weeks remaining in the transfer window.