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Arsenal in battle with Barcelona and Manchester City to sign PSG wonderkid Yacine Adli

Arsenal in battle with Barcelona and Man City to sign PSG midfielder
Yacine Adli, a regular for France’s youth teams, is impressing for PSG (Pictuure: Getty)

Arsenal are in a battle with Barcelona and Manchester City to sign teenage wonderkid Yacine Adli, according to reports in France.

Adli, 17, is rated as one of the most promising young prospects in France having impressed for Paris Saint-Germain’s youth teams over the past six months.

PSG are yet to tie the emerging midfielder down to a professional contract and a host of top European clubs have expressed interest in securing his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.

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L’Equipe say Premier League rivals Arsenal and Man City are keen to bring Adli to England and let him develop in their respective academies.

And, because of the lack of a professional contract, a deal could be completed for compensation of just £250,000.

Arsenal in battle with Barcelona and Man City to sign PSG midfielder
Arsenal and Manchester City have both been impressed by the teenager (Picture: Getty)

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But both Arsenal and City will be aware of the substantial interest surrounding Adli, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich also tracking his progress in the French capital ahead of possible moves.

Arsenal and City will both hope to complete some shrewd business when the window re-opens in May, but for very different reasons.

Manchester City are set to win their third Premier League title with Pep Guardiola’s side storming 13 points clear of their nearest rivals.

City, who have only failed to win four of their 27 league games this term, are also going strong in Europe, thrashing Basel 4-0 in the first-leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.

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Arsenal, meanwhile, have slipped ten points adrift of a top four place and suffered a 3-0 defeat to Man City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

The Gunners can still qualify for next season’s Champions League, however, if they replicate Manchester United’s success last season by winning the Europa League.

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