Arsenal are plotting a move to beat Leicester City to the signing of Marseille ace Mario Lemina in order to reinforce their ranks, according to reports from Le10Sport.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan with Serie A giants Juventus, but has struggled to hold down a regular role under manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Given his performance, it is unlikely that Juve will choose to sign him on a permanent basis, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger ready to make a move when he returns to his parent club.
It is also said that the Ligue 1 outfits are prepared to sell a number of players in the summer as they look to solve their current financial crisis.
Apart from Arsenal and Leicester, Napoli, Sevilla, Valencia, as well as Borussia Dortmund are amongst the clubs also keen on the services of the midfielder.
He only managed to start five Serie A matches this term, featuring another two times from the bench, so far scoring two goals in the process.