Arsenal may consider offers of £16m for Joel Campbell with a number of Italian teams interested in the forward's services, according to his agent.

Campbell, 22, has yet to make a single appearance for the Gunners after signing for the club in 2011 but has provided very encouraging performances during Costa Rica's wonderful World Cup campaign in Brazil.

After they losing first choice centre forward Alvaro Saborio before the tournament began, Campbell has impressively led the line for his country who await a quarter-final clash with Netherlands on Saturday.

Although Arsene Wenger has indicated the player will return to the club for pre-season following the World Cup, his performances off the back of loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos have alerted clubs in Serie A.

Campbell's representative Robert Lacey has since confirmed such interest and although he is yet to receive a concrete offer for his client, he believes Arsenal may consider his sale for the right price.

Speaking to, Lacey said: "Yes, there are several (Italian) clubs of the top band who often make enquires about the boy. We are talking about a great player who is capturing the attention of everyone.

"I deny concrete contact with the Rossoneri. (His future) is all to be assessed, we will see after the World Cup with Arsenal.

When asked if Campbell's signature would attract offers of up to €20m (£16m), Lacey responded: "Yes, the evaluation could be around that figure."

After netting a fine effort in his side's World Cup opener against Uruguay Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was quizzed on his plans for the striker, telling the Daily Mail at the time: "He will definitely come back to us for pre-season. He is maturing well."

However, with the club reportedly keen to bring Mario Balotelli back to the Premier League Arsenal could be tempted to use Campbell as a makeweight in a deal with Milan to lower the Italy international's valuation.