MANCHESTER UNITED and Juventus are among a host of clubs interested in Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane.

McGuane is one of the best young talents in Arsenal’s academy but his contract expires next summer.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Gunners but scouts are eyeing him up.

That is according to the Independent, who claim United and Juve are among the clubs monitoring McGuane’s situation.

According to the report, Napoli and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the defensive midfielder.

McGuane signed his first professional contract for Arsenal in February last year.

He has been tipped to follow Reiss Nelson into the Gunners senior team.

Arsenal would earn compensation if they lose McGuane at the end of the season on a free transfer.

United lost Paul Pogba to Juventus on a free deal in 2012, only to sign him back four years later for a then world-record £89million.

The Independent claim a host of championship clubs are also keen on the player – and that they are more likely to be able to offer him first-team football.