Gunners want to bring youngster to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Arsenal have made €13m bid for 18-year-old Belgian striker Divock Origi, according to Italian media outlet Tuttomercato.
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The youngster currently plays for Ligue 1 outfit Lille and has become a first team regular for the Champions League chasing outfit this season.
Several other Premier League clubs are said to be monitoring the progress of the Belgium under-21 international but Arsenal have made the first move to sign him.
The youngster has been utilised as a winger for most of this season, which explains just four goals in 24 league appearanced, but prefers to operate as a central striker.
The Gunners are in desperate need of striking reinforcements, with Nicklas Bendtner certain to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, leaving just Yaya Sanogo as back-up to Olivier Giroud.
But fans of the north London club will be dismayed to see boss Arsene Wenger again putting his faith in an unproven youngster, rather than targeting an established name.