Arsenal are reportedly plotting a £11.9m bid for Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic.
The Premier League outfit, who currently sit five points behind surprise leaders Leicester City in second spot, are ready to make a move for the Inter Milan midfielder in next month’s transfer window.
The 23-year-old, who has 14 international caps for his country, has scored three goals in 12 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A giants so far this season.
Brozovic; who joined Inter on an 18-month loan deal from Dinamo Zagreb last January, has impressed at the San Siro under manager Roberto Mancini, who is keen to seal the permanent signing of the Croatian in the New Year.
However Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to hijack their move due to the club’s injury crisis this campaign.