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Arsenal have joined the race to sign Ajax starlet Riechedly Bazoer after watching the midfielder in action.
Wenger has been watching the midfielder for quite sometime but he has now stepped up his interest by asking scouts to be present in almost all Ajax games in order to give him a detailed reports on the midfielder, according to the Mirror.
Bazoer, 19, is highly rated at the Dutch club and he is dubbed “the Dutch Viera”.
The six foot tall midfielder is lighting up the Dutch league with his performances and he has attracted interest from other premier league club’s including Manchester City and Chelsea.
Wenger is reportedly in search of a midfielder this summer as he prepares for a midfield overhaul which will see Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Thomas Rosicky leave the club at the end of the season. According to reports, Victor Wanyama is reportedly Wenger’s top target this summer but should Bazoer continue to impress at Ajax, Wenger could just be tempted to move for the Dutch man.
Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in bringing the midfielder to the Etihad while Chelsea are reportedly using the influence of Guus Hiddink to lure the striker to Stamford Bridge.
However, the midfielder’s contract at Ajax expires in 2020 and he would reportedly cost £15m should any interested club come forward with a serious offer.
The midfielder has scored 5 goals in 36 appearances for the Dutch side.