Arsenal are refusing to sell midfielder Lucas Torreira amid interest from AC Milan, according to Sky in Italy.
With Marco Giampaolo set to move from Sampdoria to the San Siro as manager, he is keen to re-sign his former player, who joined the Gunners for £26m last summer.
But Milan look likely to switch to other options, including Sassuolo’s Stefano Sensi, due to Arsenal’s plan to keep the Uruguayan.
Torreira made 34 Premier League appearances as the mainstay in Unai Emery’s midfield last season, scoring twice, and he played in 16 further cup matches.
Torreira broke into senior football at Pescara, having moved to Italy as a teenager, before joining Sampdoria for little more than £1m in 2016.