Arsenal are continuing to monitor Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus target Franck Kessie.
The midfielder has been in superb form in Serie A with Atalanta and is increasingly being tipped to be the subject of big-money bids when the transfer window swings open in a matter of weeks.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus are keen, while it appears Arsenal have not lost sight of Kessie's potential.
Indeed, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, the Gunners had a scout at Atalanta's Serie A game at the weekend to check up on Kessie and report back to Arsene Wenger.
The defensive midfielder clocked up all 90 minutes at the San Siro in Atalanta's 0-0 Serie A draw with AC Milan.
Just 20 years old, Kessie is now a mainstay for Atalanta and has completed 90 minutes in 13 of his 15 Serie A appearances for the club in the current campaign.
While able to protect the defence, Kessie can also contribute going forward and has notched six goals in all competitions this term.
An Ivory Coast international, the midfielder has won ten caps for the African country since making his debut in 2014.