Arsenal have reportedly been following the progress AC Milan youngster Manuel Locatelli, according to Calciomercato.com.
The report suggests the Gunner attempted to sign the 18-year-old during the summer but the Serie A club refused to sell.
The midfielder has scored tiwce in seven league appearances so far this season, including the winner in Milan’s 1-0 win over league leaders Juventus last weekend.
The midfielder is also aiming to become Milan’s new Andrea Pirlo.
‘I had a poster of Andrea Pirlo on my wall, he was my idol,’ he said.
‘I want to emulate him, I watch his matches to learn from him.’
LOCATELLI’S SERIE A STATS 16-17
MINS PLAYED: 370
PASS ACCURACY: 80%
CHANCES CREATED: 1
TACKLES WON: 8