Arsenal face missing out on Barcelona teenage striker Tonny Sanabria.

The Daily Mail says AS Roma are favourites for the 18 year-old's signing.

Both clubs are willing to pay the release clause but Roma's wage offer is greater, with the player expected to earn around £11,500 a week tax-free.

Sanabria, who made his full international debut for Paraguay in August against Germany, scored on Saturday for Barcelona B in their 2-2 draw with Sporting Gijon.

He turns 18 in March and believes a move to Roma who have an ageing squad will give him better career prospects.

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