Gunners and Blues on alert for Belgian wonderkid.
Arsenal and Chelsea could both be on alert for the possible signing of PSV youngster Zakaria Bakkali after he rejected a new contract from the club, according to the Daily Express.
The 18-year-old, regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in European football, has also attracted strong interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in recent times after a superb breakthrough season in the Eredivisie last term.
Compared to current Chelsea star Eden Hazard, the Belgian winger could soon follow in the footsteps of his fellow countryman and make the move to the Premier League to further his career.
Bakkali’s current contract runs until next summer, and PSV may now be open to reasonable offers for him in January as they fear losing him on a free in a year’s time.