Arsenal are reportedly scouting Atalanta’s goalscoring centreback, Gianluca Mancini.
Gianluca Mancini has found the net four times in 11 games this season, scoring as many goals in a few months from a defensive position as Alexis Sanchez has managed since he moved to Manchester United in January.
According to a report from Italy, Arsenal had scouts at Sunday’s Atalanta game against Inter Milan where they won 4-1 with Manicini on the scoresheet.
The 22-year-old only signed for Atalanta in the January 2017 transfer window when he was purchased for just £270k from Perugia.
He will, of course, cost significantly more than that now, especially when you consider he is under contract until 2023.
Of course, if Arsenal are actually interested in signing him, they will have competition from other top European sides.
Roma and Inter Milan are said to want to keep Mancini in Serie A while Borussia Dortmund want him in Germany.