Arsenal are considering a move in signing Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne this summer, according to the Metro.
The 23-year-old has made 36 appearances in Serie A last season, scoring three goals and registering six assists in the process. His club form has seen him receive a call from Cesare Prandelli to represent Italy for the World Cup in South America.
The report claims the Gunners' scouts have watched Insigne in action on numerous occasions during the 2013/14 campaign. They have given glowing reports to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Italy will face England, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stages of the summer event in Brazil. The north London club will send their scouts to closely watch the Italian international, while he plays for his national side in the World Cup.
The Metro claims Wenger has added Insigne in the list of players he is eyeing to bring them to the Emirates in the summer transfer window. The Gunners will table a £17m bid for the Napoli attacker, if he impresses for Italy later this month.
Napoli are willing to allow Insigne leave the club if they receive an offer from the Emirates club. The Italian side are looking to raise funds and the sale of the forward to Arsenal will see them bring revenue to the club in order to make summer signings.
Meanwhile, Insigne's agent has ruled out his client's move to Napoli's league rivals AS Roma, Fiorentina and AC Milan. In addition to this, the forward's representative Fabio Andreotti admitted that the player is happy with his current employers.
"Lorenzo would refuse to go there were they to ask him today," Insigne's agent Andreotti said.
"He would say absolutely not because he's a Napoli fan and he's happy here, but if his relationship with Napoli were to come to an end, then you can never say never. Even Juve, as a last resort, could be a decent solution for his future."
"Lorenzo is admired by lots of clubs and I have had plenty of enquiries for him, but I don't think Napoli want to sell. I can't confirm who the clubs are, but I think Napoli are keen on holding onto him, given the number of games he's been playing this season," he concluded.