Arsenal are said to be ‘ready to act’ to secure the signature of 14-year-old Terell Pennant as Manchester United get interested in the Leicester youngster.

A ‘whizzkid’ who has been likened to Thierry Henry, Arsenal have been watching the teenager for some time now. Hailed as one of the best prospects in the country, it’s no surprise that they are not alone in wanting him.

Leicester, for their part, would really like to keep hold of a player who stars for their u16s but it seems they are resigned to losing him as he is out of contract in the summer.

A report this weekend claims that Arsenal are readying a deal for the teenager based on first team appearances, international call ups and, of course, goals.

Given his age, he would not be able to sign a professional contract for another few years.