According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are among several clubs chasing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina
The 27 year-old centre-mid has been excellent when fit for the Saints. Unfortunately for Lemina, maintaining fitness has been a struggle and it seems he has failed to convince boss Ralph Hassenhuttl who has allowed him to be made available for a transfer this summer.
As has Charlie Austin who was left out of Southampton’s pre-season squad to Austria.
Lemina has shown flashes of his talent since joining Southampton in an £18m deal from Juventus two years ago.
He missed four months of last season due to an abdominal injury, but both Arsenal and Manchester United believe he could be a massive coup if he can overcome his injury problems.
As do Leicester City and Atalanta, who finished third in Serie A last season.
Speaking about his future last week, Lemina said: ‘I still have another three years of contract, but it is true that I do not rule out the possibility of seeing something else.
‘The last four months have not been easy for me, with my injury. The coach put his team together. I want to start afresh. So why not leave?
‘We have very good discussions with the club. We are in agreement. If I don’t feel good in this project, I can leave. They are giving me the opportunity to be able to go elsewhere.’