Arsenal are reportedly interested in Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot and are also prepared to make an immediate player offer.
This summer, the Gunners have already added another midfielder in Fabio Vieira, who signed for £34 million earlier this week.
While American goalkeeper Matt Turner is anticipated to make an official announcement in the next few days, young Brazilian Marquinhos has already arrived from Sao Paulo.
Rabiot, whose contract with the Old Lady expires at the end of the upcoming season, is also reportedly a target for Mikel Arteta, according to CalcioMercatoWeb (via Mirror).
In order to prevent losing the former Paris Saint-Germain star for free in a year, it is believed that the Serie A club would be open to considering bids for him.
Juventus have set a price of €15 million for the player they acquired for free in the summer of 2019.
Hector Bellerin, who is not anticipated to return to the Emirates after a successful loan spell with Real Betis last season, is said to be available for a straight swap deal according to the source.
But according to a report from last week, Manchester United has reportedly began “solid moves” to sign Rabiot, meaning Arsenal will face competition in their pursuit of the Frenchman.
United claims that the cost is “not a problem,” but that luring Rabiot to the team “is not so straightforward.”
The number 21 jersey will be worn by new signing Fabio Vieira, with his arrival much welcomed by the manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.
Arteta expressed his delight at having found and signed such a unique talent.
“Fabio is a very creative player who will improve our attacking play with his high caliber and adaptability.
We are excited to begin working with Fabio in advance of the upcoming season and extend a warm welcome to him and his family at our club.
“We’re really happy to have completed the transfer of Fabio from FC Porto,” continued technical director Edu.
“Fabio is an exceptional player who enjoys possession of the ball in the last third of the field.
We are all eager to work with him and benefit from his future contributions to Arsenal.
“We will now keep working hard and also anticipate finishing this transfer window as strongly as possible,”.