Arsenal have been linked with an ambitious move for Napoli midfielder Allan, the Mirror reports.

Arsene Wenger is said to be an admirer of the Brazilian who has earned rave reviews in the Napoli midfield this season.

The player has recently put pen to paper on a contract extension in Naples, boosting the Serie A side’s chances of keeping the player beyond the summer.

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Midfield is said to be an area that Wenger is keen on improving this summer.

Doubts have been cast over the futures of both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey in recent weeks, while Francis Coquelin was allowed to leave for Valencia in January.

Napoli have impressed in Italy this season, battling Juventus for the Scudetto.

Allan has played a key role in midfield and has been one of the players to go under the radar in their success this season under Maurizio Sarri.

Failure to win the league this season is expected to result in several first-team stars looking for moves elsewhere.