Gunners make initial contact with player’s representatives.
Arsenal have already begun sounding out Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adrien Rabiot over a possible January switch to the Emirates Stadium, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 19-year-old is one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe at the moment, despite struggling for regular games due to some fierce competition for places at PSG.
AS Roma are also monitoring his situation, as he continues to turn down the offer of a new contract from the Ligue 1 champions, leaving him free to talk to other clubs from January onwards.
Arsenal are hoping to get in there early, and have already sounded out his representatives over the possibility of a move to north London, with Arsene Wenger a big fan of the highly-rated midfielder.