After coming through the ranks of Juventus, Emil Audero did not find a place in the Old Lady’s first team, which is why the goalkeeper was allowed to join Serie B side Venezia on loan last season.

This campaign, the Turin club loaned him to Sampdoria and have included an option that could allow the latter to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent transfer in the summer.

He’s made 20 appearances in the Serie A and conceded 26 goals, keeping seven clean sheets in the progress. The shot stopper’s form has seen him draw attention from Arsenal, according to Sky Sport in Italy.

It’s claimed the north London club have set their sights on Indonesian-born Italy U21 international and there is ‘real interest’ from the Premier League outfit in the player.

Unai Emery’s side are watching him carefully and are willing to take ‘concrete steps’ in the future.

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Sampdoria, on the other hand, are more likely to make Audero’s move permanent after his loan deal expires, while Juventus are on alert in the background.

Any approach from Arsenal is likely to be in the summer as they look to bring in a replacement for Petr Cech, who has announced his decision to retire after this season.