ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is chasing Everton’s speedy starlet Ademola Lookman in a shock move.
Wenger’s spies have been tipped off that England Under-21 flier Lookman could be tempted out of Goodison Park and back to London.
Lookman, 19, was fancied by the Gunners when he left Charlton – but Everton offered a better deal as they looked to recruit young talent.
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Now he is being overlooked by Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and even new boy Gylfi Sigurdsson is being tried out in the his favoured left-wing slot.
Lookman would be ideal for Arsenal as a young English player.
Wenger is looking for pace out wide with the possible departures of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.
Everton would not want to lose him but an offer of about £15million may change their minds – especially with Koeman not sure about what he can offer Lookman’s style of play.
The winger’s adviser is close to the Gunners and that would help if Wenger pushes the button on a New Year offer.
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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud snubbed a move to Merseyside at the start of the season but the French forward could yet figure in a swap in January.
Lookman has failed to play in the Premier League this season, but netted once in eight games last campaign.
He has made four appearances this term in all competitions – once in the Carabao Cup and three in the Europa League.