Porto are believed to have slapped a £40m price tag on the head of Arsenal and Bayern Munich target Yacine Brahimi.
The winger only moved to Porto from Granada last summer but has already caught the eye of several top teams.
Arsene Wenger reportedly wants to add the Algerian to his squad for next season as he aims to make a genuine tilt at the Premier League title – which the Gunners have not won since 2004.
Champions League draw: Man United, Arsenal & Man City face nightmare ties
New Arsenal home shirt REVEALED: 2015-16 jersey looks great – photos
Photo: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil disgusts the internet with vile dress sense
However, talkSPORT quote Sky Italia as saying that it would take a hefty fee for Porto to part with the 24-year-old.
The shrewd selling club are hoping to start a bidding war between Arsenal and Bayern for Brahimi, who can operate in wide areas or behind the main striker and scored 13 goals in 41 games last term.
AC Milan are also thought to be interested in the versatile attacker, but would likely be priced out of the running.