Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Sporting Braga striker Francisco Trincao as they plot a move for the Portuguese striker.
Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb claim that the Gunners will have to face the threat of Serie A champions Juventus in the quest to sign the young Portuguese attacker.
Francisco Trincao plays for the Sporting Braga B team and he has made seven appearances for them this season.
It was revealed that Arsenal scouts have watched him on several occasions this season but any transfer might have to wait till the summer with the Gunners handicapped with funds at the moment.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that the club can only sign players on loan in the current transfer window.
Any permanent transfer might have to wait until this summer as a result of the Gunners’ lack of financial strength this January.
Arsenal are targeting a loan transfer for Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez who’s on the payroll of La Liga giants Barcelona.
The Catalans want a permanent transfer to sanction his exit from the club but the Gunners are holding out for a loan deal with the option to make the loan transfer a permanent deal during the summer’s transfer window.