Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Roma defender Alessio Romagnoli, with Milan also interested in the youngster.
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The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Sampdoria, and impressed with his commanding performances at the heart of their defence.
New Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was his boss at the Serie A outfit, with the former Inter and Lazio ace describing his star man as the “new Alessandro Nesta” as the talented youngster shares numerous characteristics with the Italian legend.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners have now started to pursue him but will have to part with significant money as he is currently valued at €30m.
Milan have already had three bids rejected by their domestic rivals, but it is suggested that Roma might be willing to negotiate the fee with a team outside of Italy.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly seen his advances for Romagnoli’s teammate, Kostas Manolas, rejected, and so they will now switch their attention and attempt to prise one of Roma’s biggest talents away from them.