Follow ooh to be a Gooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from reliable sources around the World.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing to swoop for Brazilian wonderkid Maycon.
The Corinthians midfielder has been on Arsenal’s radar for a number of years ever since breaking into the first team.
Shakhtar Donetsk came close to signing Maycon in January but the move fell through at the final hour.
But his Brazilian cub expect him to depart for Europe in the summer and Arsenal are in prime position to complete the deal.
That is according to Brazilian publication UOL, who claim that Corinthians were willing to accept a £9million bid in January as long as the player was loaned back to them.
Arsenal are expected to strengthen their midfield in the summer as they have a number of uncertainties in the middle of the park.
Jack Wilshere is still in a stand-off over a contract extension and Express Sport understands he could be on his way to AC Milan.
UOL add that the Gunners have sent scouts over to watch Maycon on a number of occasions.
But Italian outfit Napoli are also tracking the 20-year-old.
Maycon has made 32 appearances for the Sao Paulo side and helped them win the league title last season.
No official bid has yet been launched for the central midfielder but Arsenal are expected to make a move in the summer.
Follow oohtobeagooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours.