Arsenal are reportedly plotting a transfer for highly rated PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano.
According to the publication from Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, the Gunners are stepping up their interest in the Mexican international.
Arsenal have joined other clubs in expressing their interest in him.
The Gunners have already confirmed that they can only sign players on loan in the current January transfer window but that has not stopped the club from identifying possible signings including Hirving Lozano.
Mexican attacker Lozano has been one of the standout performers in the Dutch Eredivisie over the past two seasons.
He has also been attracting the interest of major European heavyweights like Chelsea and Spanish champions Barcelona though Italian Serie A giants Napoli are believed to be in pole position for him.
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer of the player with reports claiming that the Italians have already held talks with his agent Mino Raiola.
Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven have already slapped a €40m (£35m) asking price on Hirving Lozano which is a significant increase on the transfer fee required to sign him shortly after last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
PSV had earlier slapped a €30m (£26m) asking price on him.