Arsenal continue to monitor on-loan Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin but are yet to make a firm offer for the 20 year old, according to the player's agent Matteo Roggi.
The Genoa stopper, currently on a season-long loan at relegation threatened Pescara, has impressed between the sticks in Serie A this term despite the newly promoted side having conceded 56 league goals this term.
His representative, Roggi, claimed earlier this month that Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan were among a host of clubs interested in Perin and added that the Premier League side, who face Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 second leg on Wednesday, have kept a watchful eye on his progress.
"We have not had direct contact with any club but I know that Arsenal sent their observers several times to follow him closely and that there are many other clubs interested," Roggi said.
"The certainty is that at the end of this season Mattia will return to Genoa, with whom he recently extended his contract until 2017. And I think that next year Perin will wear the Rossoblu shirt."
Perin has recently been displaced in the Pescara first-team in place of Ivan Pelizzoli, who begun the defeat to Atalanta, new manager Cristian Bucchi's first game in charge.
Pescara sporting director Daniele Delli Carri says that despite Perin being dropped, the Genoa player will replace Gianluigi Buffon as the Italy No.1.
"Perin is destined for greatness," he told Radio Toscana. "I believe that he is ready to be the post-Buffon.
"I think that, in the future, he will play for either Milan or Juventus. I have no doubts - he'll be there after Buffon, on the international stage too.
"I see him on a daily basis, in training and in games, he's like a 30-year-old. He's an exemplary professional for someone who was born in 1992, for the way he intensely trains."
While confusion reigns over the future of Victor Valdes, who appears certain to leave Barcelona upon his contract expiring in the summer of 2014, Milan stopper Christian Abbiati is entering the twilight of his career amid a youthful squad at the San Siro under Massimiliano Allegri.
Arsenal have suffered from a lack of continuity in goal, with five different goalkeepers having played in the Premier League over the past two-and-a-half seasons, with No.1 Wojciech Szczesny having suffered from problems with fitness and form.
After 18-months out injured, Lukasz Fabianski is understood to be seeking a move away from The Emirates Stadium, while Vito Mannone, who have featured in nine league games this season, is set to deputise for Szczesny in the Champions League against Bayern.
"He has played many games and [been under] a lot under pressure," said manager Arsene Wenger of Szczesny. "And recently, he had one or two games where he was performing less.
"With goalkeepers it's always a difficult problem. Do you keep them in to find confidence back or do you give them a breather?
"I decided to give him a breather just to refresh him and [so that he would] not be under increasing pressure, because once people start speaking about you, you think, 'Now I cannot afford any [errors]' and that's when you make mistakes."
Wenger is also without Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski for the trip to Munich, where Arsenal are charged with becoming the third team to successfully overturn a defeat in a home first leg of a Champions League tie.
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