Paris Saint-Germain are chasing yet another of Arsenal's targets, with French media claiming that Leandro Damiao is fielding interest from the side.
According to L'Equipe, Damiao has been spotted in Paris over the last few days, and has told teammates at Internacional that he is entering into talks with PSG.
Arsenal have long been said to covet the striker, who has scored 21 times in 53 appearances in Brazil, as well as staking his claim for a spot in the South Amercian country's national team.
In November, a spokesman for the player confirmed Damiao was being watched by Arsenal and their north London counterparts Tottenham, suggesting both clubs had made offers for the youngster.
"There is an attractive offer from Tottenham, one from Arsenal, and also some Spanish clubs who are monitoring the situation," a spokesman for the forward told the Metro. "It is normal that this many clubs are interested. He's 22-years-old."
"But it should be considered, however, that he has the non-EU passport."
While the Gunners have signed Thierry Henry to provide temporary cover for Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho while they travel to the Africa Cup of Nations, the side may be in need of more of a long term solution if Chamakh goes through with his threats to leave the club if he doesn't get more game time.
"I am 27. I need to play. I cannot stay like this forever," he said in December. "If I played more, of course I would have more confidence and score more goals."
With that in mind, Damiao could be on Arsenal's radar come summer, but if the 22 year old signs to PSG, it will be a much tougher ask for the starlet to make his way to the Emirates.
Damiao is said to have a €60 million release clause in his contract, which would make him a record purchase if he ever did make the move to Arsenal.
The hitman is the second target this month that PSG look to have stolen the march on Arsenal for, with Maxwell close to completing a deal to the big spending Ligue 1 side on Wednesday.
Maxwell's agent exclusively told the International Business Times UK that he was unsure over interest from Arsenal in the leftback, but he admitted that Arsene Wenger is often late in chasing players as they field interest from other clubs.
A left-back is high on Arseanl's list for the January transfer window, with Wenger admitting as much last month, and while the club have been connected to the likes of Maxwell, Wayne Bridge and Aly Cissokho, the manager is yet to confirm who his targets are as the month wears on.