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Manchester United leading Arsenal in race for Valencia’s Turkish wonderkid Ferhat Cogalan

15-year-old is set to become the next sensation rising through the Spaniard's ranks who have also produced the likes of Isco and David Silva

Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal are in a duel to land Turkish youngster Ferhat Cogalan – tipped to become one of the world’s best.

The 15-year-old is attracting interest from Europe’s biggest clubs following his dominating performances for Valencia’s junior sides.

Manchester United and Arsenal want Ferhat Cogalan

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Manchester United and Arsenal want Ferhat Cogalan

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by the inability to get a deal over the line

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Jose Mourinho is ready to rival old foe Arsene Wenger for his signature

The exciting attacking midfielder is head and shoulders above his team-mates and his talent has not gone unnoticed.


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He has yet to sign his first professional contract, and would be available for a nominal fee.

Rival bosses Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are tempted to sign the youth international, who is rated the pick of Valencia’s academy starlets.

But United have been on Cogalan’s trail for over a year. Former Old Trafford star Phil Neville worked with the teenager during his coaching spell at Valencia – and recommended the playmaker to his old bosses.

United chiefs have since invited Cogalan and his father Sedat to their Carrington base for discussions.


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And Cogalan Sr said: “We are in no hurry, as Ferhat is under contract until 2021.

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A host of European clubs want the talented 15-year-old including Arsene Wenger

“But when a club like Manchester United invites us, it is logical that we study their proposal.”

AC Milan and Turks Galatasaray are also keen on the youngster, who joined Valencia aged 12.

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