Gunners lead starlet chase

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Skysports.com understands Arsenal are leading the chase for Birmingham starlet Foday Nabay and hope to conclude a deal next week.

Arsenal in pole position to sign Birmingham City youngster

Skysports.com understands Arsenal are leading the chase for Birmingham City starlet Foday Nabay and hope to conclude a deal next week. The teenager is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the country having been called up by England Under-16s last summer as a 12-year-old. Nabay, who is being labelled as the next Yaya Toure, is believed to have activated a clause in his contract that allows him to leave St Andrews with prospective clubs only needing to pay Blues for training compensation.

Competition

The Sierra Leone-born youngster has spent six seasons with the Midlands club, but could now be on the verge of a move to one of England's elite with fierce competition for his signature. Arsenal are the favourites to land Nabay and it is obvious why the teenager would be interested in a move to the Gunners, who have helped the likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to develop to win places in England's 23-man squad for this summer's European Championship. The north Londoners are understood to have seen a bid rejected by Birmingham last month, however, Arsenal are set to make a fresh move next week with a view to thrashing out terms.

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