London: Arsenal are reportedly lining up a swoop for Fluminense’s teenage Brazilian star Wellington, according to a British newspaper.
The British tabloid claims that the Gunners are set to pounce for the youngster and will beat off stiff competition from rivals Manchester United and Chelsea as well as Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Wellington has yet to sign a new contract with Fluminense and the deal is set to go through by the end of the year, the report continues.
Whilst the youngster is unlikely to be known by many in England, he has already had a trial at Arsenal where he is believed to have impressed manager Arsene Wenger.
Wellington spent a week with the Gunners, back in December, and also featured in a reserve team game against Norwich.
Should he decide to move to Arsenal he will follow fellow young Brazilians Denilson and Pedro Botelho, who has been loaned to Salamanca, who have also arrived at the club.