Italian prodigy Sebastian Giovinco is desperate to join Arsenal, according to his agent.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout the summer after becoming frustrated with his lack of opportunities at Juventus.
An attacking midfielder by trade, he can also play as a winger or behind the frontman, and demonstrated his talents last summer with Italy at the under-21 European Championships.
The diminutive playmaker was understood to have attracted the attentions of Liverpool, but Arsenal remain the favourites to seal a deal for the starlet after his agent revealed that the Emirates is his preferred destination.
"If the interest of Arsenal is concrete, Giovinco would be interested because Arsenal are one of the top clubs in Europe," Luca Pasqualin told imscouting.com.
"If I hear of something directly from Arsene Wenger or a representative from Arsenal we would put all our attention on to the situation."
Pasqualin also revealed that any deal would be concluded next week, but the Gunners will face competition from Serie A and La Liga for his signature.
He said: "We have spoken to four teams in Italy regarding Giovinco,
"We are waiting to see who is formally interested, because he will definitely be leaving Juventus this summer.
"There are also sides in Spain who are interested, so we are looking to find a solution for Giovinco in the next 10 days."
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