Arsenal and Chelsea monitor England's Mexican strike sensation - reports

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Highly rated Mexican star striker Antonio Pedroza has been linked with a summer switch to England according to

The English-born starlet, who has previously had trials with both Arsenal and Chelsea, could be handed a surprise call-up to the England World Youth Cup squad in July.

The 20-year-old was born in Chester but raised in Mexico and plays his club football with Jaguares, after failed spells at Stamford Bridge and the Emirates.

After a string of sensational performances this season, Pedroza is said to have caught the attention of the English Football Association, though a spokesman confirmed no official approach had been made.

"My dad is Mexican, my mother, English. I was born in England, but I came to Mexico, I feel very Mexican," Pedroza told South American publication Esto.


"Tests in England were interesting, I had trials at Arsenal and Chelsea. For whatever reason it did not work out."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is renowned for scouting potential stars of the future, but it is unclear why a move to Arsenal for Pedroza was not sanctioned when he visited and trialled at the Emirates Stadium.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has also been tasked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in recent weeks to freshen up an ageing squad at Stamford Bridge, with an emphasis placed on youth development.

Whilst a renewed approach for Pedroza from Chelsea or Arsenal has not yet been confirmed, a move to England and the Barclays Premier League looks to be only a matter of time to re-establish family ties for this exciting South American star.

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