Arsenal have been watching Rangers fullback Jack Wylie “regularly” with the Gunners weighing up a move for the teenager, according to the Daily Record.
The newspaper claims that the Premier League’s chief youth scout Lee Herron watched the defender when he played for Scotland’s Under 16 against Denmark in September, while they have also scouted him in other matches in recent months.
Wylie is only 15 so he hasn’t signed a professional contract with the Gers yet. If he turns down an offer from the Scottish club, he can join Arsenal with only £350,000 being owed in compensation.
It would be another big blow to the Light Blues’ youth setup if they do end up losing Wylie for such a low fee. They have already had to deal with the departure of promising young striker Rory Wilson, who left Auchenhowie to join Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.
Wylie turns 16 in January, and we will know by then whether he has decided to move down south or has committed his long-term future to Rangers.