Arsenal have tabled an offer for France youth international M'Baye Niang, the Caen president, Jean-Francois Fortin, has confirmed.
Niang, 17, had a trial spell in North London earlier this summer, and the Gunners have now made an official move to bring him to the Emirates on a permanent basis.
However, Fortin said Arsene Wenger's side were not the only party interested in signing a player who came through the Caen youth ranks before making his debut for the Ligue 2 club last year.
He told L'Equipe: "Arsenal made me a proposition, but other clubs are interested - two in England and one in Italy. I think there will be an issue here for a fortnight [before the matter is resolved]."