'I love Chelsea and Newcastle' - Arsenal and Blues target Ibrahim Diarra reveals Premier League ambition

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Highly-rated attacker Ibrahim Diarra, who revealed his Premier League ambitions last month, is being watched by both Chelsea and Arsenal.

Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be keeping an eye on promising JA Drancy forward Ibrahim Diarra. 

According to European-based football agent Nikola Dermanovic, the two London clubs are currently watching the talented youngster who he described to be a pacy, versatile forward, with good technical and finishing ability. 

Last month, the 17-year-old told French-based website footmercato about his future ambitions as a footballer and cited the Premier League as his 'dream'. 

''My favoured position is out wide,'' Diarra responded to reporters when asked to describe himself.

''But since the arrival of the new coach, which we use a 3-5-2 formation, I play in support of the attacker. I like that too.

''My dream is to play abroad, England. I love the Premier League. I love Chelsea and Newcastle.'' 

In Arsenal and Chelsea, the youngster has two of the best and biggest academies in the world vying for his signature. And given his ability, it's no surprise they are reportedly not the only ones. 

According to the footmercato report, Ligue 1 clubs Lille, Lyon and Bordeaux are hoping to snatch the youngster up, but given the player's interview, Premier League clubs may hold an advantage to his signature.

At such a young age, the Drancy attacker will be in no hurry to move while he is developing as a footballer and as long as he continues to do so that will be the case. 

Nevertheless, given the determination and funding going into both side's academies, it wouldn't be a surprise to see one pull the trigger on the deal in order to not be left disappointed. 

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