Wenger turns to Jesus
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal watched Sevilla starlet Jesus Navas again last weekend.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger despatched a scout to watch Sevilla starlet Jesus Navas again last weekend.
The Gunners are monitoring both Navas and his team-mate Sergio Ramos, but it is Navas who is their primary objective.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder, like Ramos, has come through the ranks at Sevilla and is already a Spain Under-21 international.
He has been compared to current Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes who made the switch from the Primera club to Highbury last season.
Navas will have impressed The Gunners' representative in Sunday's 3-0 home win over Levante, producing a superb piece of individual skill for his side's second goal - scored by Julio Baptista.
The teenage schemer is currently under contract at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan until June 2008, and his club insist they have no intention of selling the youngster.
However, as was seen in the transfer of Reyes, Arsenal's financial muscle could well persuade the Spaniards to do business if they decide to firm up their interest with an official offer.
Reports in Spain claim The Gunners want Navas to join them for next season, and will continue to watch his progress this term.
The player himself has refused to comment on the speculation, but the opportunity to team up with Reyes at Highbury could prove too tempting to turn down.