Arsenal scouts check again on £52m Benfica star

Arsenal scouts made another check on Benfica midfielder Andrija Zivkovic yesterday, according to a report in Portugal.

Record report that representatives of the Gunners were present to watch Zivkovic in against Portimonense yesterday. And they cannot have failed to have been impressed by the 21-year-old, who started and had a big impact before scoring late on in a 3-1 win.

Arsenal have had scouts monitoring Zivkovic for the last few years and they are believed to be planning a summer move for the Serbian.

O Jogo reported that Arsenal scouts recently watched Zivkovic in action in a midfield role as Benfica hammered Rio Ave.

Record claimed Arsenal were chasing the player in the summer, despite his reported £52.5million release clause.

Zivkovic moved from Partizan Belgrade on a free transfer in 2016, signing a five-year deal, tieing him to the club until 2021.