Arsenal are one of several English teams set for talks with Croatian starlet Marcelo Brozovic, according to the midfielder's representative.
The Gunners have reportedly deployed scouts to watch the Dinamo Zagreb player this season after he caught the club's eye during Croatia's World Cup campaign.
Brozovic signed a seven-year deal at Dinamo following his move from Lokomotiva in 2012 but his rapid progress has seen a number of Europe's elite linked with his signature.
The player's agent, Miroslav Bicanic, has since revealed he and his client will sit down to hold talks with an number of clubs, including the Gunners in November, when the Croatia national team visit London for a friendly with USA at Craven Cottage.
"Croatia play USA in November in London and during out stay there we will hold meetings and negotiate with several English teams," Bicanic told Goal.com.
"Yes, I can confirm Arsenal are one of them."
In recent years, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been reluctant to make reinforcements to his squad during the winter transfer market due to the difficulty in convincing clubs to sell, along with the prospect of exorbitant transfer fees.
However, given the club's spate of injuries during the opening months of the Premier League season, the Frenchman may consider making exceptions in January.
In the past six days, Wenger's already-depleted squad has suffered further blows with Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Tomas Rosicky all suffering injuries while playing for their respective countries during the international break.
Germany playmaker Ozil is facing three months out after suffering a partial ligament tear while Welbeck caused his concern after rolling on his ankle in England's win over Estonia.
Koscielny, meanwhile, returned from international duty with France last week after struggling with an Achilles problem. Initial reports suggested the 29-year-old's withdrawal was a mere precaution but a statement from the French football federation claiming the defender "has been suffering with chronic tendinitis of both Achilles tendons for several months" will have raised concern.
Rosicky added to his manager's woes after confirming he was struggling with a muscular problem that ruled him out of the Czech Republic's European Championship qualifier with Kazakhstan on Monday 13 October.