Agent confirms Arsenal want impressive Italian maestro

Arsenal are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, according to his agent.

But despite Arsene Wenger’s enquiry the midfielder is happy at the San Siro and could remain at the club until 2016 when his contract expires.

The 29-year-old has started 19 games this season for Milan, scoring two goals and assisting four in what has been a disapponting season for the Italian giants with Montolivo one of the few bright sparks.

While the Gunners have a wide selection of midfielders to choose from, the club has suffered a spate of injuries with Jack Wilshere the latest player to be ruled out for a lengthy period.

Wenger is aware that several of those midfielders – Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky – are well in their thirties, with the Arsenal boss keen to get the right balance between youth and experience.

However, Montolivio’s agent Giovanni Branchin believes that it will be difficult for Arsenal to convince the player to join them. 

“Milan have had a difficult season so far and I think I can say that Riccardo Montolivo has been one of the brightest notes,” Branchin told reporters. (SportsDirectNews)

Do the Gunners even need the man?

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