Arsenal want Italian international central defender Armando Izzo from Torino, according to a report by Italian outlet TMW.
They report that the Gunners want the 27-year-old to bolster their defensive ranks but Torino view him as a key part of their plans and will want decent money to sell.
That said, the player’s agent is apparently in London at the moment and the report says that a meeting could be set up between him and Arsenal in the coming days in order to set the wheels in motion.
Izzo made his international debut in March of this year and is at exactly the right age and experience to solidify Arsenal’s creaking backline.
Izzo may not be a household name to many Gunners fans, but with the financial constraints the club is operating under this summer, that could well be expected.
The Italian still has time to improve but he has enough years behind him in Serie A, where he has been playing for five seasons now, to be a significant presence for the Gunners.
That leadership has been lacking at Arsenal for a number of years now and Laurent Koscielny’s aging legs make the demands for that even more pressing.
The most intriguing part of the report is that Izzo’s agent is apparently in London, meaning that the move could well accelerate within days.