Arsenal are considering a move for highly-rated Portuguese youngster Goncalo Guedes but will face competition from Manchester United for the Benfica starlet, according to A Bola.
The teenager has attracted attention for his displays for his club after helping them to the Portuguese title last season.
He has already won two caps for Portugal although he has not been called up for the latest squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Faroe Islands.
Jose Mourinho’s side have already scouted the youngster who has been nominated for the 2016 Golden Boy award which goes to the most impressive player under the age of 21.
Guedes has been nominated alongside the likes of Alex Iwobi, Marcus Rashford and Renato Sanches. Previous winners of the award have included Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to meet Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira to discuss the possibility of a move and hope to beat United to the teenager’s signature.
The Portuguese champions are, however, in no rush to sell Guedes who is contracted to the club until 2021 and is rated at £50 million with the club wanting their investment in the player rewarded.
Spanish side Valencia are also reported to be interested in the player and could join the two Premier Leagues clubs in the race to snap up the talented youngster.
Guedes is certainly one of the continent’s brightest young talents, as his nomination for the Golden Boy award proves. However, his price tag seems excessive particularly for a 19-year-old and could prove a stumbling block to any potential move.