Sassuolo confirm Arsenal’s interest in striker Scamacca

Italian Sassuolo confirmed the interest of Arsenal, Inter Milan and Milan in striker Gianluca Scamacca.

Skamaka scored 12 goals in 29 games last season as the Black and Greens finished 11th in Serie A.

“There have been some contacts with some Scamacca clubs and others,” Sassuolo chief executive Giovanni Carnevale told Sky Sports Italia.

“Our desire is to keep most of the players in the team, and there is nothing concrete at the moment.”

“We need to wait for the young players and give them a chance in the first division.”

It’s part of our philosophy [to give youth a chance]. We must give these guys a chance to play. Otherwise, the national team will not achieve great results.

Mikel Arteta has also shown an eagerness to encourage youngsters, and Skamaka could be a key player as Arsenal look to return to the Champions League next season.

Arsenal have also been closely associated with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.