According to the Talksport reports, Arsenal are planning to hijack Liverpool move for highly-demanded Ligue 1 giants Marseille starlet Maxime Lopez.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has been in fine form and has already made five appearances for Ligue 1 giants and he has been dubbed as ‘the new Samir Nasri’ by the reports France.
Merseyside Reds have known about the attacking midfielder since he was 16 and after the Frenchman, a breakthrough in the starting lineup of the Marseille has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs included Arsenal and Liverpool.
According to Le Parisien reports, from the Premier League clubs have sent scouts to the Stade Vélodrome to watch Lopez in action over the coming month.
The Frenchman is also reportedly being scouted by Crystal Palace representatives and a number of sides from Spain.
After the American billionaire, Frank McCourt took over, the French club are no longer in a position where they have to sell players and Gunners will have to do their best and lure him at Emirates Stadium.