Cengiz Under is Arsenal’s No.1 transfer target this summer, according to reports. Arsenal scouts have watched the Roma star in action several times this season as Unai Emery searches for extra attacking firepower.
With the exit of Aaron Ramsey and the uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil’s future, Emery wants to focus his transfer funds on a forward.
The Sun claim Arsenal have settled on Under as their priority target, but may find it difficult to lure the Turkey international to London.
Arsenal will reportedly have just £40million to spend in the summer, but that figure may increase if the Gunners qualify for the Champions league.
After defeating Manchester United, Arsenal’s top four hopes are in their own hands as the Gunners sit two points clear off fifth place with eight games left to play.
Lack of money was a serious issue for Arsenal in the January window as the club focused all its efforts on securing loan deals.
Denis Suarez arrived from Barcelona, but the forward is yet to make a start under Emery and is on track to return to Spain rather than make his switch permanent.
Under, 21, is still a developing talent, but has adapted quickly to life in Serie A since joining Roma in 2017.
The right winger has scored six times this season and provided nine assists in 25 appearances.
Arsenal have watched AC Milan star Suso in case Under rejects their advances, but the Roma man remains their main focus this summer.
Roma will resist any approaches for the youngster, who is under contract with the Italians until 2022.