Arsenal are reportedly considering an approach for highly-rated Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
The 23-year-old had an impressive 2020/21 campaign for Sassuolo, registering four goals and three assists from 34 league games.
His progress has caught the eye of several European clubs including Juventus and Premier League rivals Manchester United.
The Italy international is valued at around £40m. The Gunners could struggle to lure him without European football next season.
The Gunners finished eighth in the league standings last season, and missed out on Europe for the first time in 26 years.
Both were out on loan last season, and are deemed surplus to requirements.