Arsenal are said to have identified Sander Berge as an ideal partner for midfielder Thomas Partey and could trigger the Sheffield United player's release clause in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners reportedly believe Berge can form a perfect midfield partnership with Partey next season.
The Norway international, who has a release clause of £35m, has been tipped to leave the relegated Sheffield at the end of the season.
Partey has had a tough first campaign in the Premier League after a bright start fizzled out.
After signing from Atletico Madrid for £40m, there were high hopes that the midfielder would finally provide the bite needed at the Emirates.
But a combination of poor form and injuries have made it a season to forget for Partey with Arsenal missing out on European football.
Under-fire manager Mikel Arteta does not want to give up on Partey though just yet and has sanctioned the move for Berge.
Berge has had an injury-ravaged year but has more than enough class to attract attention from some of the top tier’s best including Arsenal.