Ajax youngster Frenkie De Jong is a target for both Arsenal and Manchester City, according to latest reports.

The midfielder has shone in the first-team this season and already has half of Europe after him. That’s what The Sun says, anyway. They report that the Gunners and City could sign the 20-year-old for as little as £5m.

However, they also point out that Ajax could hold out for more money, so evidently nobody knows how he could actually cost. De Jong has 18 months remaining on his deal with the Eredivisie club and will likely sign a new contract once he’s settled in the first-team.

De Jong has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season, having made his first-team debut in the previous campaign. Before then, he was a regular for Ajax’s second string, and won the Talent of the Season award.

He could soon make his full international debut as well, with the Netherlands undergoing transition after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal recently signed their own talented young central midfielder to a long-term contract, with Joe Willock putting pen to paper last week. There could soon be room in the squad for another central midfielder, with the futures of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla still unresolved.

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