Arsenal are set to face competition from Brentford in the race to sign Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, Daily Mail claims.
The Gunners are keen admirers of the Scotland international, and they have already held talks with the Serie A outfit over a summer deal.
However, a move does not appear straightforward. Brentford are also in the race, and it is claimed that they have a long-term interest.
On the other hand, Brentford are prepared to offer him a regular starting spot, and this could boost their chances of landing his signature.
Aside from the duo, Newcastle United have also been credited with an interest, and they could yet prove strong competitors for the player.