The agent of Dinamo Zagreb defender Tin Jedvaj has revealed Arsenal's approach in signing the Croatian wonderkid in the summer.
Earlier this week, the 17-year-old was linked with a move to the north London club as Arsene Wenger was looking to bring the centre-back to the Emirates.
AS Roma were also believed to be interested in the youngster and even made an offer for his services. However, the player's representative, Zoran Ban, confirmed the Serie A outfits bid was rejected by Dinamo.
It is thought the north Londoners are likely to face a further challenge from Italian giants AC Milan should they wish to bring Jedvaj to the Emirates.
"Roma offered £5million for Tin, but that was rejected. Milan and Arsenal are both interested though, we expect to hear more from them," said the player's agent, who has confirmed his playing style to that of Milan great Paolo Maldini.
The centre-back is considered as the next great prospect in Croatian football, the most highly-rated youngster since Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.
Arsenal already have three established central defenders - Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen - but it appears Wenger is keen to add further options, having also been linked with a move to sign Swansea City star Ashley Williams this summer.
However Williams will turn 29 this August, and given his age the Gunners are unlikely to match the Welsh club's £10m asking price.
Jedvaj's age fits into Arsenal's transfer policy and should they land him in the summer, it will give more options for Wenger in the central defending position.