Gunners want Empoli starlet.
Arsenal are already looking to further add to their defensive numbers with the deal for Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista set to go through in the near future by targeting Empoli starlet Daniele Rugani, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Juve owned youngster has been impressing in the Empoli first team this season, and has caught Wenger’s eye as he continues to put a stop to his defensive worries.
Wenger is expected to wrap up the deal for Paulista this week, but he is still on the lookout for new faces that will play to his strengths of developing hot young talent into genuine world beaters.
However, Real Madrid are also thought to be monitoring his situation, and could make their own move as the future remains uncertain for fellow young stopper Raphael Varane.
The 20-year-old received his first call-up to the Italian national side last November having rapidly rising through the ranks of the various youth sides.