Arsenal have set their sights on Argentine right-back Gino Peruzzi, who currently plays in Italy with Catania.
According to Le10sport, Arsene Wenger is looking to overhaul the right side of his defence after the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City. The Gunners have already brought in the experienced Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, but looks like Wenger is keeping an eye on the future as well with the Frenchman turning 29 later this year.
Arsenal have been linked with various young right-backs since the arrival of Debuchy, with Southampton's Calum Chambers and Atletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo's names being mentioned frequently. So it does look like the Gunners boss is serious about adding more defensive talent to the squad.
It is claimed that, Pablo Cosentino, the Vice President of the Serie A club is expected in London on Tuesday to hold talks with Arsenal over a move for Peruzzi to the Emirates.
The 22-year-old defender only moved to Italy last summer, prior to which he was playing in Argentina with Velez Sarsfield, and his performances for them earned him a move to Europe. The Argentine international is now the first-choice right-back at Catania, and his performances have not only attracted Arsenal's attention, but also a few top Serie A clubs.
Meanwhile, it is believed Arsenal are still interested in signing Manquillo either on loan or permanently from the La Liga champions as he is their preferred choice as a backup for Debuchy. But Atletico are looking to get the best deal possible and are offering the 20-year-old right-back to various European clubs.
French club Marseille are supposed to be one of Arsenal's main rivals for the defender's signature, but the Gunners could have an edge when it comes to the financial side of the deal, as Arsenal are willing to offer a higher loan fee for the player.
If either of the moves for the young defenders goes through, it could put the future of Arsenal's current second choice right-back Carl Jenkinson's future in doubt, with the Englishman linked with a loan move to West Ham.