Arsenal are reportedly facing major competition from Inter Milan for the signature of Sevilla's £24million-rated defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
The 24-year-old Poland international, who moved to Spain from Ligue 1 side Reims for a transfer fee of €4.5 million this summer, has reportedly caught the eye of many top clubs following his excellent performances for Sevilla in the La Liga and Europa league this season.
Despite their being reports of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund being interested in Krychowiak, Arsenal were thought to be leading the race after agreeing to meet the amount in the Pole's buy-out clause.
However, the Daily Express now claim that the Gunners will face some stiff competition for the signature of Krychowiak due to Inter Milan, now managed by Roberto Mancini, joining the race for the 24-year-old's signature.
The Pole is reportedly the Italian side's main target in January as former Manchester City boss Mancini looks to implement a new system at Inter Milan.
Still the Gunners will not give up on the signing that easily as they are currently in need of a defensive midfielder.
Although they have the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini currently playing for them in the holding midfield position, both these ageing players have struggled to find form this season.
Meanwhile, Krychowiak claims that he was not aware of interest from Arsenal, insisting that his current side haven't "received any offers" for him.
"I know nothing of Arsenal. That's something from the newspapers," he told TalkSport. "I don't think Sevilla have received any offers."
Apart from Krychowiak, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also looking to make a move for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic as he looks to strengthen his squad in January.
The 22-year-old Croatian, who moved to Dinamo Zagreb from Lokomotiva in the summer of 2012, is reportedly wanted by a lot of clubs following his impressive performances for his current club.
And, according to the Mirror, Wenger, who reportedly sent his scouts to monitor Brozovic's performances during Croatia's recent 1-1 draw with Italy, is reportedly considering a £5 million January bid.