Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger faces a battle with AC Milan for Fiorentina contract rebel Riccardo Montolivo.

Montolivo is off contract in June, but could be sold by the Viola in January with Milan showing keen interest.

The midfielder is also under consideration by Wenger and might have been ready to reignite his interest in January given his side's poor start to the season - and Jack Wilshere's long-term ankle injury.

But now reports in Italy have revealed that Serie A champions Milan are readying a £2.5m January bid for the 26-year-old.