Arsenal boss Unai Emery is faced with a seemingly impossible task this summer.
The Spaniard is looking to rebuild the Gunners squad on a restricted budget, without the lure of Champions League football.
One of the main areas he is looking to improve is his defence, with the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis criticised for being inconsistent this term.
Emery has identified an established name to add solidity to his back line in Izzo.
However, he is likely to face competition from across Europe for the 27-year-old.
Izzo enjoyed his finest season to date last term as he helped Torino to a seventh-placed finish in the Serie A.
His side also boasted one of the finest defensive records in the league, conceding just 37 goals – less than Roma and Atalanta.
And several clubs have taken note of his performances, with interest in Italy and England at an all-time high.
In the Serie A, AC Milan and Lazio are reportedly keeping tabs on Izzo.
And in the Premier League, Arsenal, United and Everton are all keen on the centre-back.
However, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, it is the north Londoners who are winning the chase as things stand.
Torino are keen not to let Izzo out of their clutches though
And the club’s president Urbano Cairo has slapped a £27m price tag on the Italy international’s head.
That could take a big chunk out of Emery’s budget, with the Spaniard already giving up on other deals due to some fairly hefty asking prices.
The demand is also likely to discourage Milan and Lazio from a move, though United are understood to have a reasonably large pot to spend this summer.