According to Calciomercato, AC Milan are pushing ahead with talks over a deal for reported Arsenal target Marc Roca as they look to strengthen.

The Spain U21 international is set to leave Espanyol following their relegation from La Liga.

The Catalan club’s demise has come as a surprise considering the talent they have.

Roca, a classy holding midfielder with creative talent, is reportedly a ‘dream’ signing for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, according to a report in La Razon last week.

The Gunners are set to lose the burgeoning Dani Ceballos when he returns to Spanish champions Real Madrid from his loan spell at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Arteta will need to replace his creativity in midfield, and Roca fits the bill.