The media continues to report the ongoing Arsenal interest in the Ajax forward David Neres. The Daily Mail is reporting that we sent scouts to Turin on Tuesday night to watch the 22-year-old in action in the 2-1 Champions League win over Juventus.
We are not the only club that is keeping an eye on the young Brazilian, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton are also said to be keen on signing the young winger. Neres is the second Ajax player we have been actively monitoring alongside his teammate Nicolas Tagliafico.
Neither player would come cheap and in the case of Neres, his club have already turned down a £37.5million offer from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Neres has been instrumental in the Dutch clubs progress to the Champions League semi-finals and as each game passes his value rises.
German side Borussia Dortmund were interested but they have been made aware that the player is set on a move to the Premier League.
Ajax has already come to the conclusion that their exciting young team will be broken up, Frankie de Jong is Barcelona bound with captain Matthijs de Ligt very likely to follow and they will almost certainly agree to the sale of Neres but only at the right price.
We are obviously keen, otherwise we would not have sent our scouts in person. The competition will be fierce but if we qualify for Champions League football next season that will put us in a great position to persuade Neres to join us in North London.