Wenger wants to poach United starlet


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a bid for Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison.

Sir Alex Ferguson would be loathe to see one of his brightest young stars make a switch to a Barclays Premier League rival but Morrison has so far proved stubborn in contract negotiations to stay at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mail are reporting that the Gunners boss has been alerted to the stalled talks and is considering offering the exciting young attacker a deal when his current contract runs out in the summer.

Ferguson rates the 18-year-old very highly and has been willing to overlook a number of disciplinary problems in the hope the red Devils will benefit from the development of an extremely talented player.

Wenger, apparently, is not completely sold on the idea of signing Morrison due to the forward’s well-documented disciplinary problems.

Morrison plead guilty to two charges of witness intimidation early last year, but has dealings with Police on a number of occasions.

The Emirates Stadium side aren’t the only team looking to poach the England Under-19 international; Newcastle United and Serie A side Roma have also been credited with and interest.

The report also claimed that Morrison’s representatives had demanded a whopping £30,000-a-week wages – an unprecedented sum for a player who has not made a single Premier League appearance.

This reported interest by Arsenal will only serve to add a bit more bite to the two sides’ clash in north London tomorrow.

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