Barcelona teenager Joel Lopez is in talks with Arsenal.
The 16-year-old left-back has informed Barcelona he will not be signing a professional contract with them and has instead opted to move to London, says the Daily Mail.
Arsenal’s head of recruitment Raul Sanllehi, is believed to have played a key role in the deal.
Sanllehi moved to the Emirates from Barca back at the beginning of the year, and appears to have be keeping eyes on Catalonia in order to bring talent to the Premier League.
Following Lopez’s rejection of a contract with the Spanish giants, Arsenal will now have to pay a compensation fee for the player.