Arsenal have contacted Brazilian club Ituano regarding the availability of Brazilian prodigy Gabriel Martinelli, who has also been on Barcelona and Manchester United’s radar.
According to a British newspaper the Daily Mail, the 17-year-old prodigy has previously been a trialist at both the Old Trafford and Camp Nou, while also drawing interest from Crystal Palace and Watford.
The Mail reports that the Gunners have opened talks for the Brazilian striker, who has been in stunning form for Ituano in the fourth tier State Championship.
Gabriel has contributed three assists and four goals in 10 matches at the start of the Paulista A1 campaign, earning the attention of a host of top clubs around the continent.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is already pinpointing potential reinforcements ahead of next campaign and Martinelli could be one of the main targets on his wishlist, especially if the star continues to perform at such a high.
ESPN claims that the young winger had two trials with Red Devils back in 2017 before the club eventually decided against offering him a permanent deal, but it appears that Gabriel may have grown stronger for the experience.
Football London states that Martinelli is currently rated at around €10 million and a whole number of Brazilian sides are also monitoring his progress closely, including Santos, Cruzeiro, Corinthians, Palmeiras and Flamengo.
If Arsenal could manage to tempt the teenager to the Emirates Stadium this summer for a bargain fee they could be rewarded for their investment by ten times in the future, with Gabriel tipped for a big future at the highest level of the match.