Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move for Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who currently plays for Dinamo Zagreb.
According to the Mirror, Arsene Wenger had the player watched during Croatia's 1-1 draw against Italy in their European qualifier game and is pondering a move for the midfielder during the January transfer window.
The Frenchman is keen on signing a ball playing midfielder to replace the ageing Mikel Arteta and the under-performing Mathieu Flamini and Brozovich fits the bill as a player, who has good balance between attack and defense.
Although mostly known as an attack minded midfielder, the Croatian played a deeper role against Italy and broke up play well keeping the likes of Daniele De Rossi and Claudio Marchisio quiet during the game.
The 22-year-old midfielder is contracted to Dinamo until the summer of 2019, and it will be a task for Arsenal to land the midfielder, who is valued at £5m. But the lure of Champions league football could be enough to tempt him to leave Croatia for the Emirates Stadium.
Earlier in the year, the players agent Miroslav Bicanic had revealed that he is set to hold negotiations with 'several English teams' when Croatia visit London in November. The agent also confirmed that Arsenal were one among the English clubs he is set to meet.
"Croatia play USA in November in London and during our stay there we will hold meetings and negotiate with several English teams," Bicanic said.
"Yes, I can confirm Arsenal are one of them," Brozovic's agent added.
The north London club are struggling with various injuries to their midfield players and Wenger is keen to strengthen his side during the January transfer window. Liverpool have also been previously linked to the Croatian star, but Arsenal seem to be in the driver's seat currently.