Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

The 23-year-old has been linked with us throughout the transfer window but it’s only now that we’re hearing of an apparent bid of £12m being made.

The only fly in the ointment is that Inter want £18m. Whoops.

Brozovic has appeared 15 times for the Italian team in all competitions, scoring three goals and assisting two, and although we are short in that area, with Wilshere and Cazorla still out for the immediate future, the Croatian hasn’t exactly impressed in Serie A.

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MILAN, ITALY – DECEMBER 15: Marcelo Brozovic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the TIM Cup match between FC Internazionale Milano and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 15, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Although it’s likely that we could strengthen in that area, at least temporarily, it’s highly doubtful that we’ll be willing to part with £18m, as our supposed bid of just £12m suggests.

Stranger things have happened, I just don’t see this one occurring due to our estimations of the player obviously being far lower than Inter’s. It’s one to watch over the coming weeks.

Watch Brozovic in action below.