Gunners could miss out on midfield target.
Real Madrid are reportedly leading the likes of Arsenal in the race to sign highly-rated young Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to Fichajes.net.
The Spanish giants are after a new signing in midfield at the moment, and are keen to land the 20-year-old ahead of the Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus.
The Croatian international looks an outstanding prospect after his breakthrough in Serie A, and has been strongly linked as a top target for the Gunners in recent times.
Still, the player himself is said to be keen on a move to the Bernabeu, which could see Real make him their top midfield target alongside another promising youngster, Lucas Silva.