Arsenal are looking to sign 18-year-old Malmö centre-forward Nikolaj Duus Möller on deadline day, according to reports in Sweden.

Nikolaj Duus Möller with Malmö (Photo via Möller on Instagram)
Nikolaj Duus Möller with Malmö (Photo via Möller on Instagram)

According to Swedish outlet Sport Bladet, Malmö could be set to lose “one of their greatest attacking talents”, as Arsenal come in for Nikolaj Duus Möller on deadline day.

The Gunners will reportedly pay five million Swedish Krona (£433k) for the teenage striker. They’ll sign him on an initial four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Möller would start with the Arsenal u23s, which is where the club need him. Steve Bould only has one striker at his disposal right now, Folarin Balogun, who is likely to leave either now or next summer.

Möller is 194cm (6’4″) according to the Swedish outlet, but he’s still quite a technical striker despite his height. He trained with the Malmö first team regularly despite not making their squad yet. He previously played for the Bologna youth teams in Italy.

It seems like a sensible deal for Arsenal, filling a spot in the u23s for a low price. If he does well at academy level, he’s already the tallest striker at the club, so he’d make a good option in senior games where an aerial presence is required.