Inter Milan have made a new offer to Arsenal for German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.
Sky in Italy say Inter are offering a £4.6m loan fee, with an option to buy for £23m which could become an obligation to buy.
Inter would have to pay the £23m fee for Mustafi if he played in 50 per cent of their games this season.
Arsenal signed Mustafi for £35m from Valencia last summer.
And Sky Sports News understands Arsenal would like to keep the 25-year-old and expect him to stay. It is also understood he remains part of Arsene Wenger's plans this season.
Arsenal's 1-0 defeat at Stoke was Mustafi's only start of the Premier League season so far and he was an unused substitute at Liverpool on Sunday, where the Gunners suffered a 4-0 thrashing.