Arsenal are willing to pay £17m for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after learning that Juventus may be willing to listen to offers for the powerful midfielder.
The Daily Express has reported that both Arsenal and Manchester City have been alerted to the news that Juventus may listen to offers in the summer, despite Pogba impressing in his debut season with the club.
Pogba made some 27 appearances after making the bold decision to run down his contract at Manchester United in order to join the Italian giants. The 20 year old even scored five league goals and helped the club retain the Serie A title as they finished well clear of Napoli.
Reports in Italy suggest that both Arsenal and City have already enquired about the player's availability and will submit officials offers in the coming weeks.
It would be a major surprise if Juventus decided to allow the midfielder to leave as he has already shown his potential, and will only improve over the coming years. However, should they decide to sell then they would be making a huge profit as he arrived on a bosman last summer.
It would also be a major coup for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger if he managed to convinced the Frenchman to move to the Emirates after he snubbed Manchester United just over 12 months ago.
Arsenal certainly missed the presence of Alex Song in midfield last season and there have been suggestions that they need a player in the mould of Patrick Viera or Gilberto Silva, who both commanded the game from the middle of the park.
Pogba has shown that he has that ability this season for Juventus and he is expected to be a major player for France in the coming years after making his debut in the 3-1 win over Georgia in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson rated the midfielder highly and was disappointed he decided to leave, so it would be a major blow if he returned to the Premier League to play for one of their biggest rivals.