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According to reports, Inter Milan are reportedly ready to offload Portugal international Joao Mario in January for £26m with Arsenal reportedly keen on signing the Port star when the transfer window opens.
The 24-year-old only moved to Inter from Sporting in the summer of 2016, however, has started just three Serie A games this campaign after struggling for form.
Arsenal have earlier been credited with an interest in the versatile player, and according to TMW, the Gunners have learned that a bid of £26m would be enough to land him when the January transfer window opens for business.
Mario performed a major role in Portugal winning Euro 2016 last summer and netted 14 times in his final two campaigns with Sporting before making a move to Inter.
Arsenal are understood to be keen to secure at least one forward-thinking midfielder in January as they ready for the possible exits of Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez.
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