Arsenal to fight Chelsea for prodigious midfielder

Arsenal have been scouting Ajax wonderkid Riechedly Bazoer and will fight to sign the prodigious midfielder this summer, according to The Mirror.

The 19-year-old has captured the imagination this season with impressive performances for the Dutch side, with the teenager also winning a full Netherlands cap as reward for his progression.

Bazoer is thought to be in high-demand, with substantial media reports over the last week that Chelsea have already held discussions with Ajax and the player’s agent over a potential summer switch.

The youngster has been labelled as “the Dutch Vieira” and looks destined for a move to the Premier League, with a number of English football’s biggest clubs desperate to land his signature before the 2016-17 campaign.

The Gunners have the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta ageing and as such will surely be tempted to freshen up their options in the heart of the midfield ahead of next season.