Transfer News: On Loan Pescara Keeper Mattia Perin On Arsenal Radar

The agent of Italian goalkeeper Mattia Perin has claimed Arsenal are among those hoping to sign the 20-year-old.
Perin has impressed while on a season-long loan at Pescara from Genoa and in doing so is thought to have attracted several of Europe's biggest clubs.

In Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal already possess a goalkeeper of obvious talent but speculation regardless continues to surround his future and Matteo Roggi, Perin's agent, is insisting they – alongside Barcelona and AC Milan – have developed an interest in the promising Italian.

'There are many clubs interested in him: Arsenal, Barcelona, AC Milan,' said Roggi, who also believes the £17.4m-rated Perin will remain at his parent club for at least next season, to

'Currently, however, there is only one certainty about Mattia’s future: he will return to Genoa at the end of his loan and there is a mutual intention for him to spend at least one season in a Genoa shirt.

'Just a month ago we extended his contract until 2017 and Mattia’s cost is at least €20 million (£17.4m).

Independent of whether Arsene Wenger bids for Perin in the summer, the manager is understood to also be looking at Sunderland's Simon Mignolet and to retain a long-term interest in Liverpool's Pepe Reina.