Arsenal are keeping tabs on Atalanta centre-back Franck Kessie, according to the player’s agent.
The 19-year-old has been one of the star performers for on loan side Serie B Cesena this season and has attracted interest from a number of clubs from around Europe.
Although primarily a centre-back, Kessie can and has been deployed in a number of positions throughout the season with Cesena, including in the midfield, right-back and on the right wing.
‘Arsenal have sent scouts to watch him twice.
‘All the big clubs in Italy rate him and he’s got a lot of foreign interest as well.’
Kessie’s contract at Atalanta is set to expire at the end of the season, leaving his future at the Serie A club in serious doubt, with only three months left to run on his existing deal.
Arsenal could do with some defensive reinforcements ahead of next season, but perhaps a more experienced signing would appease the fans.