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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing a deal for Corinthians’ Brazilian wonderkid Maycon.
The 20-year-old midfielder is said to have watched by Gunners scouts on a number of occasions over the last few years and has impressed with his development.
It is understood that Corinthians want around £9million for the youngster but that they will demand he returns on loan as part of the deal.
Maycon is also wanted by Serie A outfit Napoli, among a number of other European clubs.
A source told The Sun: “Arsenal are very interested in Maycon. He has been watched a fair amount for more than a year.
“They have been impressed and he has a promising future. He is not really a player for now.
“There could be issues with getting him a visa. It would take a lot of work behind the scenes to get sorted.
“Arsenal have other priorities, so it could be one that happens in the summer, rather than now.”