Arsenal are ready to battle with Juventus for the signing of Gabriel Boschilia.
According to a report in The Metro the 20-year-old Monaco man has become one of the most wanted midfielders in the French League.
The Monaco man has been in outstanding form since returning from a loan spell with Standard Liege and impressed in his two Champions League appearances.
Arsene Wenger has been alerted to the rapid progress of the young Brazilian and has heard glowing reports about Boschilia from his old club.
Monaco paid Sao Paolo less than £1m for the 20-year-old and have Boschilia locked down on a contract until 2020 although there is likely to be a get out clause.
Wenger has always had an eye for emerging talent and remains a big draw for players emerging in French football keen to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and other French stars at Arsenal.
Monaco are unlikely to allow Boschilia to move in January but will find it difficult to turn down any bid in the region of £20m next summer.