Arsenal to follow Petr Cech deal with bid for Chelsea youngster — reports

After wrapping up a deal for Petr Cech, Arsenal are set to return to Chelsea in a bid to prise away teenage midfielder Charly Musonda, according to reports.

Arsene Wenger is an admirer of Charly Musonda and the Arsenal manager reportedly is keen to take him to the Emirates. Oli Scarff / AFP
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After wrapping up a deal for Petr Cech, Arsenal are set to return to Chelsea in a bid to prise away teenage midfielder Charly Musonda, according to reports.

The Czech Republic goalkeeper is expected to complete his move across London in the coming days, but he could soon to be joined by fellow Chelsea player Musonda.

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are prepared to offer Chelsea £8 million (Dh46.3m) for the 18-year-old midfielder.

Prior to Musonda’s move to Chelsea, Arsenal were also thought to be in the running when he was a 14-year-old at Belgian club Anderlecht.

He opted for a move to Stamford Bridge, but is now considering his options over concerns about his long-term future.

It has been reported that Chelsea wanted to use Musonda as part of the Radamel Falcao deal, although Monaco are not keen on the teenager.

Now it appears Arsenal could provide an escape for Musonda, although his chances of first-team football would likely be just as limited as if he were to remain at Chelsea.

Other clubs credited with an interest in Musonda include Ligue 1 side Marseille and his former club Anderlecht.

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