Arsenal and AC Milan are competing to sign Nice midfielder Vincent Koziello in the summer, according to reports.
Koziello is currently enjoying a breakthrough season at Nice, making 25 appearances in all competitions, while the club ride high in third in Ligue 1.
And according to Italian publication Calciomercato, the 20-year-old’s performances have caught the eye of scouts from the Gunners and Milan.
Koziello has scored three times and assisted a further three goals this term, as he has established himself as one of the most exciting midfielders in the division.
At only 5ft 5″, his diminutive physique has seen him compared to Barcelona great Xavi.
Arsenal are likely to need midfield reinforcements in the summer, with Mathieu Flamini out of contract and Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky tipped to retire.