Gunners favourites to sign Dinamo Zagreb defender Tin Jedvaj in a £6 million deal.
Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Croatian hot prospect Tin Jedvaj from Dinamo Zagreb in a £6mllion deal.
The Sun understands that the 17-year-old, who has already trained with the Croatian national team, is being touted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as a long-term option to sure up the Gunners backline.
Jedvaj had been tipped for a move to Serie A side Roma this summer, although the club reportedly had a £5million bid for the defender rejected last week.
The Croatian Under-19s international made 13 appearances for Zagreb last season, to help the club secure their eighth consecutive league title.
With Arsenal having already released centre-backs Sebastien Squillaci and Sead Hajrovic this summer and with Swiss international Johan Djourou set to follow out of the Emirates exit door, the Gunners are looking to add to their defensive options ahead of the start of the season.
The club are believed to have been pursuing Swansea defender and captain Ashley Williams in recent weeks, although are turning to alternative options after they were put off by the £10million price-tag slapped on him.
Another defender being linked with a move to North London is versatile German teen Matthias Ginter, a 19-year-old who currently plays for Bundesliga outfit Freiburg.