According to the Mirror, Arsenal are monitoring Norwich City’s midfield prospect Todd Cantwell.
The report claims that the Gunners have been impressed by his latest performances and his 2016 contract expiration date makes him a serious option to boost the club’s youth set-up.
Arsene Wenger’s side are forever on the lookout for new talent.
During the latest transfer window, the north London club had bids turned down for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell while a deal for Fulham’s 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon fell at the final hurdle, the Mirror suggest.
Acquiring Cantwell, however, could be more accessible as his contract is set to expire within the next 12 months and talk of a new deal at Carrow Road has so far been rather mute.
The 18-year-old has come to Arsenal’s attention following a number of decent displays for the youth team, scoring twice in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Middlesbrough to set up an FA Youth Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester City.
Cantwell has represented England at youth level and he is expected to push on and feature for the Under-21s in the near future should he maintain his current rate of development.
The report also accredits both Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Crystal Palace with an interest, though it appears Arsenal presently lead the way in terms of a potential future deal.