Arsenal and AC Milan are in pole position to sign Croatian wonderkid after AS Roma had a bid rejected.
Arsenal and AC Milan lead the chase to sign young Dinamo Zagreb centre back Tin Jedvaj after AS Roma pulled out of a prospective deal.
The Giallorossi have pulled out a deal for the 17 year-old defender, having had a bid of around £5 million rejected, leaving the path open for either the Gunners or Milan to make their moves.
“Roma offered £5million for Tin, but that was rejected,” said Zoran Ban to the Metro.
“Milan and Arsenal are both interested though; we expect to hear more from them.”
Jedvaj may be but a teenager, but offers decent presence in the back four.
He is strong in the tackle, already tall at 6’2″ despite his young age, and possesses fine technique – a vital attribute for the modern centre back.
Arsenal have also been linked with Ashley Williams of Swansea City, but the Welshman’s £10 million asking price has reportedly put off Arsene Wenger, as there is no resale value for a player who will be 29 years of age at the beginning of next season.
Jedvaj has already made 13 appearances since he graduated from the Dinamo Zagreb academy, making his debut alongside veteran Josip Simunic and has acquitted himself very well, scoring one goal.
The Croatian Under-19 international looks set to be a top talent for the future, whichever club he joins.