Arsenal are keen to secure another talented teenager after approaching Aston Villa about the availability of their exciting young midfielder Daniel Crowley.
The Metro reports that Arsenal scouts have been impressed with the performances of Crowley across various youth teams and have even asked Aston Villa to name their price.
Crowley is only 15-years-old but has already developed a reputation as one of the best young talents in the country. He has become a regular for the Villa Under-18 side and has recently featured for England at Under-17 level.
Arsenal scouts were believed to be watching the creative midfielder when England's Under 17 side suffered a 2-1 loss to Russia on Monday night, while they will also have seen him up close and personal when he scored two goals against the Gunners in a youth game in February.
Villa's academy is recognised as one of the best in the country and Paul Lambert has had to rely heavily on a number of youth players in the first team this season.
The likes of Andreas Wiemann, Ciran Clark, Barry Bannan, Gary Gardner and Nathan Baker have all come through the academy and have been involved in the first team this season.
Villa have also progressed to the semi-finals of the NextGen series, with Crowley having been named on the bench against Sporting Lisbon and Ajax.
The Metro reports that Arsenal are prepared to offer as much as £1million as a compensation package for the teenager, although that figure could rise depending on his progression through the academy.
Arsenal can also boast an impressive academy and could well face Villa in the final of the NextGen tournament if they are able to defeat Chelsea in their semi-final on Friday.
With Arsene Wenger said to be keen to push through a deal for Crowley, Villa will have to work hard to convince the playmaker that he is better off staying in the midlands and developing in their academy.
Arsenal have proved that they can be a huge lure having previously managed to convince Cesc Fabregas to leave Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, while the current crop of youngsters also features two former Barca players in Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral.