Arsenal are preparing a bid for Ajax Amsterdam wonderkid Riechedly Bazoer after keeping tabs on the U21 star, according to reports from the Mirror.
Manager Arsene Wenger has recently sent out scouts to take a look at the young Dutchman, who has regularly been regarded as one of the Netherlands’ best raw talents in recent years.
The Gunners even tried to sign the 19-year-old three years ago, but Bazoer decided to stay in his home country and play for Ajax.
However, after a summer in which Wenger only brought in Petr Cech from Chelsea, the Frenchman may be tempted to make a move for Bazoer in the January window.
Arsenal did not sign a single outfield player the frustration of many Gunners fans in the summer, and the arrival of the central midfielder will be a welcome addition to the squad.
Last season Bazoer made 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.