Report: Arsenal send scouts to watch Championship prospect - but he'll cost £10m

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Reports suggest that Arsenal want to sign Ipswich Town full back Tyrone Mings.

West Ham United splashed the cash this summer, and whilst it's Alex Song, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho making the headlines at Upton Park, left back Aaron Cresswell has also had a great start to the campaign.

The 24-year-old joined West Ham for around £4m this summer having impressed at Ipswich Town, and whilst his departure was a big blow for the Tractor Boys, it's been great news for one Ipswich player.

Tyrone Mings was on the books of Southampton from the ages of eight to 16, but didn't make the grade at St. Mary's Stadium, instead dropping down to the non-league with Yate Town and Chippenham Town.

Yet Ipswich seemingly saw enough in Mings to take a punt, and in 2012, they paid just £10,000 to bring him to Suffolk - and it looks like an inspired decision.

The lanky left back now looks to be one of the few young players that Southampton have misjudged, as he's slotted into the Ipswich defence in place of Cresswell, and his performances prompted a £3.5m deadline day bid from Crystal Palace - which was rejected.

However, interest won't stop there, as reports suggest that Arsenal are strongly interested in a deal to sign Mings in January having sent scout Pat Holland to watch the 21-year-old on a number of occasions this season.

Whilst Arsene Wenger may see Mings as a possible January signing, it's also suggested that Ipswich have slapped a £10m price tag on his head.

Manager Mick McCarthy believes that Mings is a future England international, and won't let his brightest leave the club on the cheap given that Mings only penned a new three-year deal in September.

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