Arsenal interest in Italian midfielder is serious

Enquiries into Montolivo have been made by ArsenalInterest by Arsenal in Fiorentina’s midfielder Riccardo Montolivo is serious have been led to believe.

It was at first apparent that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would be looking at Roma midfielder Danielle De Rossi however sources now confirm there is interest in 26 year old Montolivo as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas. The Italian international has been with the Serie A side since 2005 and could be available for around £12m.

With Wenger vowing to strengthen the squad before the transfer window closes in a weeks time, Montolivo is one player the North London side have made enquiries into and are considering a bid believe to be “slightly above £10m”. With little or no interest from other Premiership sides at the moment, the 26 year old seems to be one target Arsenal may actually finalise a deal for.

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