Arsenal are prepared to compete with Atletico Madrid and Manchester City for Dusan Tadic's signature, reports Metro.
The Serbian international has starred at St. Mary's since he was signed from Dutch side FC Twente in 2014 for £11m. Tadic is the subject of interest from a number of clubs, including Arsenal, City, Atletico, as well as Italian sides Napoli and Roma.
Tadic's contract with the Saints runs out in 2020, but he has struggled for consistency under Claude Puel, who prefers to play him a more central role. Despite his questionable form this season, Atletico and the Gunners seem to be very keen on securing his services.
In March, Metro also reported that Tadic has a £13m release clause in his contract, which could be the key reason behind Arsenal's keen pursuit of the Serbian international.
Jack Wilshere would've returned from Bournemouth for next season, but the England international sustained a hairline fracture in his leg which will keep him sidelined for a lengthy period. The injury occurred during Bournemouth's 4-0 Premier League defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.
Tadic, who has been capped 43 times for Serbia, scoring 12 goals in the process, has netted three times for Puel's side this season, and turned provider five times. The Saints are currently ninth in the Premier League.
Tadic won the Eredivisie's award for the most assist in 2011, when he was playing for FC Groningen, and again in 2014, when he starred for FC Twente.