Mohamed Elneny returned to the Arsenal first team for the Community Shield, but the Egyptian international could be the subject of a new transfer tug-of-war.
Elneny, who is under contract until 2022, spent last season on loan at Besiktas and had been linked with a return to the Turkish club.
However, according to TuttoMercatoWeb (via football.london), Sampdoria are also interested in taking the midfielder on a season-long loan.
Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri has already turned to the Premier League once this summer, signing Maya Yoshida from Southampton following a loan spell, and Elneny could be the second player to move to the Serie A club after several years in England.
Elneny, who played just eight league games for Arsenal in the 2018/19 season, scored once in 33 outings in all competitions for Besiktas last term.