The agent of Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet has revealed that his client's future will be resolved in the next "few weeks".
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, alongside teammate Joachim Andersen, after enjoying an impressive Serie A campaign under Marco Giampaolo.
However, he is also thought to be a target for AC Milan - whom Giampaolo is expected to take charge of after his exit from Sampdoria was confirmed - and speculation in Italy has suggested the Belgian midfielder may follow his former boss to San Siro.
His agent has added fuel to the fire by claiming Praet is ready to move on, acknowledging there is interest from both home and abroad, before admitting he's prepared to "join a big club".
"Everybody knows what Giampaolo thinks of Dennis," he said, as quoted by the Express.
"AC Milan is an important brand, it's a big name. But there are other clubs that want to sign him, especially abroad, they have already shown their interest."
Referring specifically to Arsenal's interest, he continued: "I can't add anything else now. I think you understand. Dennis is a complete footballer, and he is ready to join a big club.
"There are many clubs interested, we'll know everything in a few weeks."
Sources in Italy told @SkySport that #Arsenal have submitted a €50m combined bid for #Sampdoria duo, midfielder Denis #Praet & defender Joachim #Andersen. Been told this offer has met expectations of their President Massimo #Ferrero. More to come on #SSN. #Transfers #AFC🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/JLRLkOTA3M— Antonio Russo (@SkyAntonioRusso) June 7, 2019
The Gunners are thought to have had a €48m bid, for both Praet and Andersen, already turned down by Sampdoria, but it's likely that manager Unai Emery will persevere with his interest, given his need for midfield reinforcements.
Aaron Ramsey has departed the club to join Juventus, while Lucas Torreira's future is uncertain after he revealed his struggle with adapting to life in north London after his move, coincidentally, from Sampdoria last summer.