The Gunners believe the 25-year-old is keen on a move to north London with reports in Italy suggesting a basic wage of £70,000-a-week has already been agreed but that was yet to confirmed as of Tuesday morning.
Arsenal have committed a large portion of their summer transfer budget already and are keen to explore a loan deal with a view to buy or staggering payments in a permanent deal as they did in the £72m acquisition of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.
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