Arsenal could be about to swoop for Croatian wonderkid Marcelo Brozovic, with talks set to be held with next week.
The 21-year-old has a burgeoning reputation having broken into the NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac first-team at the age of 17, and plenty of major European clubs have been linked with him in the past.
He has recently been watched by Arsenal scouts and now it seems as though they are ready and willing to make a move for his services. According to his agent Miroslav Bicanic, talks are scheduled with the Gunners over a potential switch in the near future.
However he also added that he intends to speak to some rival clubs in the Premier League. He told Goal: "Personally I am traveling to London, where I'll have a few conversations with representatives of English clubs, including Arsenal."
The midfielder will be in London with Croatia for their game against the United States next month, which could present the perfect opportunity to discuss a deal. Brozovic has six caps for Croatia and operates in a defensive midfield position - an area that Arsenal certainly need options in.
They were heavily linked with a host of options including Sami Khedira, William Carvalho and Lars Bender over the summer but failed to add to their ranks. Instead boss Arsene Wenger has opted to go with the options he has which are Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Abou Diaby.
Of the three, Arteta is currently injured while Diaby has had a torrid time on the sidelines over the past few seasons, leaving the ageing option of Flamini to patrol in front of the Gunners' defence as things stand.
Despite his position however he's not a tough-tackling midfield enforcer and is a fine passer of the ball, so is able to feature further up the field, although Arsenal are well stocked in that area.
Elsewhere on the pitch Arsenal are struggling badly with injuries too. Aaron Ramsey is still out, along with the likes of Mathieu Debuch, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo. There was some good news for Arsenal fans this week however, with Theo Walcott returning to training having been out of action since January.
Arsenal get their Premier League campaign back underway following the end of the international break against FA Cup final opponents Hull City.
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