AFC Wimbledon's Ryan Sweeney in-demand

HITC Sport understands Premier League and Championship clubs Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic are ready to bid.

Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic are all taking a keen interest in AFC Wimbledon youngster Ryan Sweeney, HITC Sport understands.

The 18-year-old central defender made his first-team debut last year but is now becoming a regular in Neal Ardley's first-team set-up.

Sweeney’s current deal is due to expire in the summer, and although they do have an option on him – talks over a new deal have not resulted in him agreeing terms.

The Dons now face a real battle to hang onto the highly-rated defender, who has a host of clubs ready to make him an offer.

A source confirmed to HITC Sport: "A lot of clubs are watching Sweeney, he is a very impressive."

Sweeney, an Irish youth international, is being scouted regularly by up to a dozen clubs – but the main interest is coming from the capital with Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham looking to take him to the top-flight.

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