Gunners want teenage sensation at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are lining-up a summer move for in-form Serie A teenager Mauro Icardi, according to CaughtOffside.
The Sampdoria striker has scored eight goals in just 12 starts so far this term and is currently on a run of seven goals in his last six matches for the Genoa-based outfit.
Icardi joined Sampdoria from Barcelona for just £350k last summer after successful loan spell at the Italian club.
But the youngster’s value has shot up this term and it is understood Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to offer £9m for the Argentinian starlet.
The North London outfit are in the market for a striker – despite the fine form of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott – and were linked with a host of forwards in January, including Barca’s David Villa and Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.
But it is believed Wenger is ready to put his faith in youth and offer Icardi the chance to emulate the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp by making the move to North London.