Arsenal line up £17m Marco Verratti bid?

Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti passes the ball during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on September 22, 2013
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Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £17m bid for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

The Gunners are said to be looking to add to their midfield ranks this summer, and the stylish Italian has been identified as the ideal player to improve the side, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The fee is reported to be around £17m, although it is unclear as to whether the Ligue 1 leaders are interested in offloading the 21-year-old.

Arsene Wenger's side are currently fourth in the Premier League.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger walks off at the end of the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
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