Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is convinced about moving for Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo.

The former Almeria wing-back has been tracked by Wenger since the start of the season and his performance for Brazil against Italy at Emirates stadium has convinced the Frenchman, says Mediaset.

Fiorentina are reluctant to sell, but will struggle to resist an offer of around £16 million for Melo, who could offer the Gunners the steel in midfield they've missed since the departures of Gilberto Silva and Mathieu Flamini.