ARSENAL and Manchester United are reportedly locked in a transfer race to sign 16-year-old Scottish wonderkid Jack Wylie from Rangers.
The versatile player, who can play at both right-back and in midfield, is yet to sign a professional contract with the Scottish giants.
And according to the Daily Star, Premier League giants Arsenal and United have sent scouts north of the border, as well as to mainland Europe to watch Wylie in action.
Erik ten Hag‘s Red Devils have watched Wylie on a number of occasions.
United watched on as Wylie helped Rangers lift the U16 Club Academy Scottish Cup, where they beat bitter rivals Scotland 4-1.
However, Arsenal have been tracking the Scotland youth international for six months, and event sent chief scout Lee Herron to Spain earlier this season to watch Wylie in action against Denmark U16s.
Rangers are desperate to keep hold of their academy starlet having already lost Rory Wilson to Aston Villa.
They reluctantly accepted a £350,000 bid for highly rated forward Wilson, who joined ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Villa Park.
Wylie would be unlikely to feature for the Gunners or Man Utd should moves be made in January.
Arsenal, in particular, are keen to strengthen their first-team ranks to boost their bid to win the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s men are five points clear at the top of the table on 37 points, leading reigning champions Manchester City.
Arsenal’s first league game back is against West Ham on boxing day.