Arsenal and Chelsea scout 21-year-old Spanish forward – report

Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping tabs on Athletic Bilbao striker Gorka Guruzeta, according to reports

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Arsenal and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch Athletic Bilbao striker Gorka Guruzeta, according to reports.

The Sun, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing the 21-year-old striker.

The same article states the Premier League duo will have scouts in attendance when Guruzeta and his Athletic Bilbao B team-mates take on Manchester United’s Under-21 side in a friendly on Wednesday.

The promising forward will be a free agent next summer which is sure to fuel interest in the Bilbao striker, according the story.

Arsenal and Chelsea could face competition from Newcastle United with Rafael Benitez also monitoring the Spanish talent.

He has scored seven times in 37 games for Athletic Bilbao’s second string but hasn’t made an appearance for the senior team.

Arsenal dropped to sixth place in the Premier League table following a disappointing 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City last time out.

Chelsea, on the other hand, were 1-0 winners against Manchester United to move to within nine points of the Citizens.

The Gunners spent a club-record £52m fee on Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea made Alvaro Morata their most-expensive signing of all-time after he completed a £58m switch from Real Madrid.

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