Arsenal interested in Mattias Svanberg

Arsenal are among the teams interested in Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg but they face opposition from Atalanta, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotpsur. The Gunners are thought to be interested in signing a midfielder in January, given the expected departures of a number of key players for the African Cup of Nations.

The youngster has a deal with the Serie A side until 2023 however he’s failed to agree a contract extension, meaning he could leave in the coming months.

Sport Witness report that Arsenal are in a position to significantly improve on the players current €500,000 a year salary and would be able to more than match any potential offer from Bologna.

Bologna are hoping to earn between €15-20m from the sale of the 22-year-old while his agent is reportedly hoping a ‘wait-and-see tactic’ will improve the chances of a move for his young client.