Arsenal are considering a move in signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal in the summer transfer window, according to the Independent.
The 28-year-old had an impressive season with the Old Lady as they went on to win the domestic double, only to lose the Champions League final to Barcelona in Berlin on 6 June. He was instrumental in Juventus' midfield, along with Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo.
Vidal has long been a transfer target for the Gunners' league rivals Manchester United as Louis van Gaal's side were linked with him from last summer. The 20-time English champions are still keen on the Chilean international, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
The midfielder is currently with the national squad as they reached the last four of the 2015 Copa America after their 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the quarter-final. The north London club are hoping to beat United in securing his services.
Arsenal are banking on their star forward Alexis Sanchez to convince Vidal to make a switch to the Emirates this summer. It is believed that Juventus are willing to let their star midfielder leave, if the interested clubs could meet their asking price.
The Independent claims Arsene Wenger's side will make a £21m ($33m) bid for Vidal as the Frenchman looks to bring him to England. The Gunners boss will be relying on the midfielder's Chilean teammate Sanchez to urge him to join the Premier League outfit.
Vidal was involved in an accident and was charged with drunken-driving just after the start of the Copa America hosted in Chile.
"We are a family and we are there to support him. All the players were with him. The important thing is that Arturo, his wife and everyone else are well. The case of Arturo should now close and we can concentrate on the Copa America," Sanchez said.
Apart from United, Arsenal could also face competition from Real Madrid in signing the South American midfielder. Another report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Juventus are interested in signing Isco and could use Vidal as part of the swap deal.