Arsenal have ‘scouted’ Rennes attacking midfielder Lovro Majer ahead of the January transfer window, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Gunners were in the market for engine room reinforcements over the summer but ultimately fell short in their deadline-day pursuit of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.
A recent report from The Sun has claimed that Arsenal ran the rule over Majer in Croatia’s recent 2-1 victory over Denmark in their Nations League encounter.
The talented 24-year-old’s recent displays have seen him likened to compatriot Luka Modric, catching the attention of a host of top clubs from across the continent along the way.
It’s claimed that Mikel Arteta’s charges have now watched Majer on two separate occasions, and he may be viewed as the ideal candidate to provide cover and competition in the middle of the park.
Both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey have had their injury issues this season, and with Majer also comfortable playing in a deeper role, he could relieve the burden on Arsenal’s current midfield options.
The creative talent’s £22,000-per-week contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2026, though, and any deal is reportedly set to cost his potential suitors around €60 million (£54m).