Gunners sweet on Polo

Skysports.com understands that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Peruvian starlet Andy Polo.

Arsenal close on South American starlet

Skysports.com understands that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Peruvian starlet Andy Polo. The 16-year-old forward is currently playing for Universitario de Deportes in his homeland, but he is already in the first-team. A host of clubs have been alerted to his talents, but Arsenal - who have just secured the signing of Costa Rican Joel Campbell - are ready to win the race to land Polo. Udinese and Valencia are both reported to be keen on the youngster, who is nicknamed La Joya (the Jewel) and is touted as the new Alexis Sanchez. Universitario confirmed: "We are open to negotiate but on concrete conditions. "Andy is a pearl and we will not miss out."

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