Arsenal and Chelsea tracking Atalanta's Bryan Cristante

Bryan Cristante of Atalanta BC in action during the serie A match between Atalanta BC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on January 21, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy
Image: Bryan Cristante has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Atalanta this season

Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante, according to Sky sources.

The 23-year-old has had a superb season in Serie A after Atalanta made his loan from Benfica permanent earlier this year.

It is understood Cristante's representatives met with Premier League clubs in London two weeks ago and the player is keen on a move to England.

But a source has said there is also interest from Italy's top clubs as well as Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Bryan Cristante of Italy in action during the International friendly match between Italy and Argentina at Etihad Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Manchester, England
Image: Cristante made his senior Italy debut against Macedonia in October 2017

Cristante came through the Milan youth ranks and played for the first team in the Champions League aged 16.

He was snapped up by Benfica for nearly £5m in 2014 but made only six league appearances in Portugal, and spent time back in Italy on loan at Palermo and Pescara.

The complete football pack

The complete football pack

Get the end-of-season drama and all of next season with two Sky Sports football channels for the price of one. Find out more.

He has emerged as a bright prospect this season, scoring 12 goals in 44 appearances, and broke into the national side with his first cap last October.

Also See:

Cristante also has a Canadian passport and speaks good English, and was wanted by the Canadian national team despite representing Italy at every youth level from U16 to U21.

Play Super 6

Play Super 6

Could you be the next Super 6 winner? Enter your predictions for free here.

Around Sky