Arsenal are lining up a bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Nzonzi.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners are plotting a move for Nzonzi.

The former France Under 21 midfielder has been a rare bright spot in a woeful season for Rovers.

Nzonzi's displays for Steve Kean's struggling side have caught the eye of the Gunners' scouts.

Senior Arsenal scouts will now step up their plans to launch a summer move by having the 23-year-old watched on a regular basis between now and the end of the season.