Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino believes they will struggle to keep Felipe Melo away from Arsenal.

The north London club are ready to launch a £15 million bid for Brazil midfielder Melo, though they face competition from Inter Milan.

Gilardino, who praised Melo's part in Brazil's 3-0 victory over Italy in the Confederations Cup this week, believes he is set for a summer move.

"I have not spoken with Melo directly," said the Italy international. "He played well against Italy and he is an excellent player, but I have the feeling he will be sold."