Arsenal have made an enquiry for Fiorentina star Juan Manuel Vargas, skysports.com understands.
The 27-year-old Peruvian is very highly-rated and was looked at earlier in the summer by Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool.
The left-sider, who can play in defence or in midfield, is now on The Gunners' radar and they have made an enquiry with the Florence giants about his availability.
Fiorentina want to keep him, but a bid of in excess of £12million could be enough to convince them to sell.
With just over 24 hours of the transfer window remaining, Arsenal are now considering whether to push ahead with a deal.