ARSENAL are reportedly bracing themselves to lose another star with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain plotting moves for teenager Reiss Nelson.
The 18-year-old hotshot has entered the final 18 months of his contract at the Emirates with little progress in talks over an extension.
He has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign with the Gunners this season having been at the club since he was nine.
However, his time in North London could be coming to an end as two of Europe’s big guns begin to circle, according to the Daily Mail.
Nelson made his senior debut in the Community Shield against Chelsea last August and has gone on to play in the Carabao and FA Cup as well as the Europa League.
The pacey forward is an England Under-19s international and has been tipped to reach the top by many within Arsenal’s academy.
But Nelson’s emergence has led to heavy interest from both home and abroad with a host of clubs keen on signing him.
And Arsenal could lose the attacker if they are unable to agree a new deal with him, just like they are set to do with first-team stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Chilean Sanchez is closing-on a £35m move to Manchester United as Arsene Wenger looks to cash in before losing him for nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season.
And German World Cup winner Ozil is due to leave for nothing this summer when his deal expires.
Arsenal have already been stung by losing academy graduates to foreign sides.
Chris Willock, 19, was the first depart last summer as he joined Portuguese outfit Benfica.
And he was followed out of the exit door shortly afterwards when fellow 19-year-old forward Kaylen Hinds signed for Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.
Nelson has figured 11 times so far this season for the Gunners.
His last appearance coming in the 4-2 FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest just over a week ago.