The Gunners are the latest side to show interest in Salvio.
Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio is proving to be a popular player this summer as Arsenal become the latest Premier League side to show interest in signing the Argentina international, reports A Bola.
Both Manchester City and the Gunners’ fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who is thought to have a £34m release clause written into the South American’s contract.
Manager Arsene Wenger’s first choice is Atletico Mineiro starlet Bernard, another winger from the continent that is attracting significant interest from top European sides.
However, with so many chasing the signature of the young Brazilian there is a strong chance Wenger will miss out on the 20-year-old.
Therefore the Frenchman is also keeping his eye on Salvio just in case, with the Argentinian enjoying another successful campaign in Portugal.
The midfielder joined Benfica from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2012 for £9.7m, on the back of an impressive loan spell at the Estadio da Luz in 2010/11.
In 29 Primeira Liga matches last season Salvio scored 10 times and provided assists for another eight goals.
Although it ended up being a disappointing campaign for the Eagles – the club lost out in the league to FC Porto and Europa League to Chelsea to extremely late goals – it was certainly a good one in terms of performances for the Argentine.
The winger generally operates on the right flank, but can also switch to the left and would provide some attacking support to an Arsenal squad that already includes Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski.
It’s likely Wenger would have to break the club’s record transfer fee to bring Salvio to the Emirates Stadium however.