Arsenal have been put on red alert as Juventus defender becomes growingly frustrated with life in Italy, according to reports in the Metro.
Daniele Rugani has been unable to impose himself on first-team proceedings with the Old Lady despite manager Massimiliano Allegri promising him more opportunities.
The Italian starlet has been linked with a £13m move to the Emirates, after failing to make a senior team appearance so far this term.
He had spent last season at loan with Empoli and has struggled to compete with the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci in central defence for the Turn outfit.
The Gunners have Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel to call upon in the centre-back berths, but could tempted to move for the Italy under-21 international.
Manager Arsene Wenger opted against bringing in a senior outfield player over the summer, the only manager in Europe’s top five leagues not to do so, and received criticism for it.
However, the Frenchman could rectify that with a January swoop said to be on the cards.