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Arsenal have opened negotiations to sign Corinthians star Maycon, according to reports in Brazil.
Maycon, 20, has been with Corinthians since the age of 12 and made his professional debut back in February 2016, but the midfielder is being heavily linked with a move away from Sao Paulo.
The youngster impressed on loan at Ponte Preta last term and made 16 first-team appearances before returning to parent club Corinthians.
Maycon became a regular in Fabio Carille’s side at the start of this season and was set to join Shakhtar Donetsk in January before his move to Ukraine collapsed.
UOL Esporte suggests Arsenal have now held talks with the midfielder’s representatives over a possible transfer to north London ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
It’s claimed Maycon views Arsenal as his ‘priority’, with the Brazil Under-20 international pushing to leave Corinthians in the summer. Napoli are also understood to be keeping close tabs on Maycon.