Leicester City may have difficulties keeping promising young defender Liam Moore after Arsenal became the latest Premier League club to watch the centre-back in action.

The Metro has reported that Arsenal sent scouts to the King Power Stadium on Saturday to watch the defender in action as Leicester secured a 1-0 win over Blackpool.

Liam Moore
Arsenal sent scouts to watch Moore in action on Saturday [Reuters]

Moore put in an impressive display against a Blackpool side who were coming off the back of a 6-0 thrashing of Ipswich and still sit top of the Championship table after four games.

The 19-year-old, who can also play at right-back, first came to the attention of Premier League clubs last season when he made 22 appearances on a loan spell at Bradford in League Two.

This year he has forced his way in to the first team plans of Nigel Pearson and, according to the Metro, has already been watched by the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Aston Villa.

Arsenal have always employed a policy of finding the best young players and in recent season have signed Carl Jenkinson from Charlton and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton, both of whom started against Liverpool at the weekend.

The Metro believes that Arsenal would have to make an offer in the region of £5million if they wanted to secure the services of the defender who is regarded as one of the most talented outside the top flight.

Moore has been a regular for England at Under-17 level and has seemingly become a fixture in the Leicester side despite his young age.

The Championship side may well have a difficult task in keeping the defender at the club, with reports suggesting that they may decide to listen to offers during the January transfer window.

With both Manchester United and Arsenal watching the player in action, Leicester will hope they can start a bidding war in order to drive up the price of one of their prized assets.