Arsenal are tracking German starlet Josha Vagnoman.
Gunners head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has watched the Hamburg teen star – valued at £2.66m – on a number of occasions.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have also shown an interest in the 17-year-old defender, who is viewed as one of the best young talents in Germany.
Vagnoman trained with Hamburg’s first team squad last week and the Bundesliga outfit wanted to include him in the clash versus Borussia Dortmund.
But, although Hamburg have tried to tie him down a professional contract for some time, Vagnoman cannot play in the first team until he signs pro forms.
Vagnoman is versatile and can play both left and right full back.
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He played in every game for Germany at the Under-17 World Cup where his nation were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Brazil.
England won the tournament in India, beating Spain 5-2 in the final inspired by Phil Foden’s brace.