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Arsenal are chasing Brazil under-17 star Alan Guimaraes and wish to beat out Manchester United and Liverpool for the Palmeiras ace.
The Premier League side could all miss out though as Spanish outlet AS suggest Real Madrid have a ‘verbal agreement’ with the player’s agent.
Alan impressed in the South American under-17 championship with the Selecao obtaining the competition unbeaten.
Alan has continued his rise by increasing in India at the under-17 World Cup, and the North Londoners may now be forced to pay his €50m release clause to beat out the opposition.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have joined the race to land Bayern Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz, according to stories. The Reds sent officials to watch the player in Germany’s U19s clash with Belarus on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old netted four goals during Germany’s 5-1 victory, living up to similarities with Bayern Munich legend Michael Ballack.
The Gunners and Manchester United have been keeping tabs on the youngster for over 18 months. However, Liverpool scouts were present at the game to observe the midfielder, according to the Daily Mail
Havertz played 24 games for Leverkusen last campaign, netting four goals for the Bundesliga side. The midfielder made his debut at the age of 17 and has made four appearances at the start of this year.
Leverkusen will not consider offers for the youngster in January but are realistic about keeping the player in the long-term.
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