Report: Arsenal closely monitoring Newcastle's Rolando Aarons after contract talks stall

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Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly considering moves to sign Rolando Aarons from Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in signing Newcastle United teenager Rolando Aarons this summer.

Aarons, 19, joined Newcastle from Bristol City back in 2012, but has burst onto the scene this year, impressing in his limited time on the pitch having only played five games for the Magpies this season.

With two goals in that time though, the Jamaican-born England Under-20 international - who has earned comparisons to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling - has earned his fair share of admirers.

The Mirror report that Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring Aarons' contract situation closely, with Newcastle shelving contract talks until the summer.

The teenager winger is out of contract in 2016, meaning he has just one year left on his existing deal - and that leaves them vulnerable to losing him before the start of next season.

Arsenal have history of snapping up young English wingers such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, whilst Liverpool have done similar with Jordon Ibe and the aforementioned Sterling.

The Mirror also add that Manchester City are in the race to sign Aarons too, in what could end up being an intense summer battle for his signature - unless Newcastle have a change of heart over his contract in the coming months.

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