RUMOURS: Arsenal to battle AC Milan for Koziello

The 20-year-old Nice midfielder has caught the eye of two of Europe's top sides and looks set to spark a summer bidding war

Arsenal are set to become locked in a bidding war with AC Milan over Nice midfielder Vincent Koziello, according to Calciomercato.

The 20-year-old Nice youth product has broken through this season and has played 23 Ligue 1 games so far this campaign, netting three goals to help Claude Puel's side to third in Ligue 1.

Both AC Milan and Arsenal will make a move for the youngster, whose current deal expires in 2018, in the summer window.

The Gunners have been monitoring Koziello for some time, with reports emerging in November that Arsene Wenger had sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action.