Arsenal is one of five Premier League clubs said to be monitoring the progress of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, according to a report in The Express.
Joining Arsenal in showing interest in the player are Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea.
The report claims that we sent a scout to watch the young Slovakian in the European 2020 qualifying clash between Wales and Slovakia Sunday afternoon.
For their part, Inter is keen to get the 24-year-old to sign a contract extension at the San Siro and commit his future to the Italian giants.
So, that is the basics, loads of clubs interested and his own club wants to keep hold of him and it is easy to understand why.
He is valued at £60 Million by Inter and judging by his performances he is worth every penny, he is certainly a player we should be going after and it is comforting to know that we have thrown our hat into the ring.
Skriniar is likened to Liverpool icon Martin Škrtel, he is a tough tackler and does not mess about on the ball, he either passes quickly or whacks it up the pitch, he is versatile and can play either centre back, his natural position, or move up as a defensive midfielder.
He is a mainstay in the Inter team and has experience in Europe and on the international stage.
This particular rumour rings very true for me, Skriniar is the exact sort of player we should be keeping an eye on, he is young still, his best years are ahead of him, he is already proven at the highest level and would bring calmness and leadership to the Arenal defence.
Keep an eye on this one, we are definitely interested and I see no reason why we cannot win the race for his signature.