Arsenal are reportedly hoping to sign Matty Longstaff on a free transfer in the summer transfer market.
The 20-year-old midfielder’s deal is set to expire in June and he has failed to agree to fresh terms with Newcastle.
According to TeamTalk, Arsenal are among the lost list of sides that want to bag themselves a bargain.
Matty has caught Mikel Arteta’s attention after netting two goals in seven Premier League appearances this campaign, including a long-range stunner on his debut in a 1-0 win against Manchester United.
Despite his breakthrough campaign, the source states that he is considering departing his hometown club this summer.
Atalanta, Ajax, Club Brugge, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund have allegedly made contact with Longstaff.
Everton and West Ham United are also said to be keen on the England Under-20 star.
Speaking about the player’s future last month, boss Steve Bruce said: “It’s a concern for us all, of course it is.
“I hope we can get that tied up, I really do. But, they’ve got the power these days, the players.
“We see it often now with young players as well. I hope there’s a bit of common sense.
“There’s nobody, at 19, played more games than him. He’s got an opportunity.”
Mikel will be keen to strengthen his roster in the summer transfer market but is likely that he’ll be working with a tight budget.
Ex-Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has also emerged as a target after his disappointing loan stint with Bayern Munich.