Arsenal watched David Neres on Tuesday night as the winger helped Ajax stun Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals, as reported by the Mail.
After battering European champions Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in March, this scintillating young side went one step further by becoming only the second team to beat Juventus in Turin in all competitions this season.
Donny Van de Book’s composed effort and a thumping header from Matthijs de Ligt sealed a 2-1 win on the night and sent Ajax through to the semi-finals for the first time in the 21st century.
Neres, who scored Ajax’s equaliser in the first leg with a sublime curling effort, was much quieter on Italian soil although his work rate, speed and eye for a pass were still clear to see.
And, according to the Mail, scouts from Arsenal were in attendance to watch the former Sao Paulo youngster. The Telegraph broke the news last week that the Gunners had held talks with Neres, who is expected to cost around £35 million.
The Mail adds that Ajax are aware of interest from Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United, although it seems Arsenal are at the front of the queue as things stand.