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Manchester City are reportedly concerned that Arsenal are expected to secure the acquisition of one of their brightest prospects.
The Blues have recruited a host of players from the Arsenal first team over the years with Emmanuel Adebayor beginning that trend in the summer of 2009.
But the Gunners are now close to a deal for Jadon Sancho, one of the highly-rated names from City’s youth ranks.
The 17-year-old winger is reportedly stalling on signing a lucrative new contract with Pep Guardiola’s side due to worries of not making their first team.
“The club is worried Arsenal are frontrunners for Jadon as he has a soft spot for them.” a source told the Sun.
“His family think he might get a quicker path to first-team action at either Arsenal or Spurs.
“One of his heroes is ironically Alexis Sanchez. It’s proving difficult to get him to sign his first professional contract here.
“He is a top player, one of, if not the best in the youth system. It’s not about the money for him at all.”