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Arsenal lead race for Barcelona whizkid Rafa Alcantara

Barcelona whizkid Rafa Alcantara is in Arsenal's sights.

The Sunday Mirror says Arsenal are ­heading a posse of Premier League big guns tracking the teenage ­sensation , who has been ­­starring in Barca's youth team this ­season.

The Gunners, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have all inquired about the contract situation of the kid known simply as 'Rafinha' at the La Liga champions.

But Emirates boss Arsene Wenger is front runner in the chase for the Spain Under-19 international attacking midfielder, who is the younger brother of Barca ace Thiago and son of 1994 Brazil World Cup winner Mazinho.

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