Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and are weighing a £22m ($34m) bid for the Poland international, according to the Telegraph.
Arsene Wenger wants to bring in the 25-year-old as back-up for Francis Coquelin, who has had a breakthrough season at the club since returning from loan at Charlton.
The manager wants to make some serious additions to the squad following their opening day defeat against West Ham at the Emirates.
The scouts watched the midfielder in Sevilla's 5-4 loss to Barcelona in the European Super Cup on Tuesday, where he was deployed at centre-back for the lack of options.
Wenger is a huge fan of the player and has been monitoring his progress over the past 18 months and has decided that he needs more ammunition in the middle, if they have to break their decade-long wait without a title.
The midfielder is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League where he will have an opportunity to play in the Champions League with the Gunners. It would be Arsenal's second major signing this summer, following their acquisition of Petr Cech, who failed to add confidence to the Arsenal defence following two bloopers in his debut appearance for the Gunners.
Arsenal are currently without Jack Wilshere, who is out with a hairline fracture in his left fibula and the Mirror reported that he is expected to be back after the International break in the first week of September.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are also keeping a close eye on the situation unfolding behind Karim Benzema and according to Daily Mail, Real Madrid are willing to sell the player for a fee in the range of £45m. The Frenchman will add some much needed charge up front for the Gunners, who have failed to score in three out of their last four games at the Emirates.