Tottenham have also been linked with the 23-year-old, with reports suggesting Antonio Conte wants to sign him in January.
Arsenal have now been linked with a swoop for Argentinian World Cup winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
Mac Allister’s tireless running and huge quality helped Argentina beat France on Sunday and he will return to Brighton as a World Cup winner.
But Spanish outlet AS claim that Arsenal are ready to battle with Atletico Madrid to sign the playmaker, potentially in January.
Arsenal were looking at a new central midfielder in the closing days of the summer transfer window with Douglas Luiz their main target.
But they did not get him and now he has signed a new contract at Aston Villa ahead of a window where Mikel Arteta will want one or two in to bolster their title challenge.
A new wide forward seems to be the main priority, with Mykhailo Mudryk clearing their main target in that area of the pitch.