Arsenal have sent scouts to watch midfielders Clement Grenier and Saphir Sliti Taïder in action ‘numerous times’ this season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has already confirmed his interest in Lyon starlet Grenier while reports emanating from Italy suggest highly-rated Bologna midfielder Taïder remains another potential target.
Grenier, 22, has featured regularly for the Ligue 1 giants this season and Wenger admitted last night that the French international reminds him of former Arsenal star Samir Nasri.
Meanwhile, Italian daily Corriere dello Sport claim Arsenal are competing with Stuttgart and Wolfsburg for Taïder’s signature following the Algerian’s impressive performances in Italy this season.
French tactician Wenger has previously reassured Arsenal fans that the club will be ‘very proactive’ in the transfer market during the summer.