Arsenal face battle to keep 17-year-old amid Serie A interest – report

Juventus and Milan are both interested in Arsenal teenager Sam Greenwood, according to a report

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Arsenal are contending with interest from Juventus and Milan in their promising 17-year-old striker Sam Greenwood, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that the Serie A giants are keeping tabs on the highly-rated Arsenal and England prospect following his prolific form at Under-18 level.

The same article states that AC Milan and Juventus sent scouts to watch the teenager’s three goals and impressive performances at the Under-17 European championship in the summer.

According to the same story, AC Milan and Juventus could also face competition from the Bundesliga due to interest from some unnamed German teams.

The Sun go on to report that Juventus believe Greenwood has similar potential to Stephy Mavididi, who the Serie A champions signed from Arsenal last summer.

The report goes on to add AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis was part of the Arsenal recruitment team that discovered Greenwood at Sunderland over 12 months ago.

The Gunners saw their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season come to an end last weekend following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield after goals from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah.

Arsenal are in third place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of leaders Liverpool FC.

The Gunners signed six players in the summer transfer window.

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