Arsenal have stepped up their attempts to land Roma winger Justin Kluivert this summer, according to a report from Italy.
Kluivert is reportedly high on the Gunners wish-list and it could yet be that the club are intent on his signature this summer.
The Dutchman was also believed to be a summer target for Manchester United and Liverpool in 2018, almost moved to Spurs two years ago.
Tottenham wanted to take Kluivert to the Premier League in 2019 and asked about a potential deal whilst negotiating for Davinson Sanchez.
Arsenal’s interest in the 21-year-old is said to be intertwined with Mkhitaryan’s stay in Roma.
Recent reports claimed that Arsenal were ready to make an offer of £13m plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan to land Kluivert.
Mkhitaryan has spent the entire season on loan with Roma and has reportedly signalled his intentions to remain with the I Giallorossi for quite longer.
Roma paid a €3million loan fee for the player and the Armenian paid that back with six goals and three assists in 13 league appearances and now he apparently wants to stay.
And now Italian website CalcioMercato have claimed that Arsenal are prepared to double Kluivert’s wages if he agrees to move to north London.
Roma are thought to value Kluivert at €40m and the Gunners are understood to be ‘enthusiastic’ that a deal of €20m plus Mkhitaryan can be completed this summer.
It is now thought that talks have intensified in the last few hours after discussions between the two clubs had been ongoing for a while.