Arsenal to trump Barcelona for Spanish prospect Miquel

Arsenal have made a move for Barcelona reject Ignasi Miquel.

Miquel, 15, is now with Cornella after failing to initially make the grade at Barca. However, his form this season has sparked interest from his former club, which now appear set to miss out on the exciting prospect.

El Mundo Deportivo says Cornella have received an approach from Arsenal - via fax - about taking Miquel for trials. The youngster shares the same agent - Joseba Diaz - as Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas.

Last week, Miquel met with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and was given a tour of the club's training facilities and mixed with several senior players.

Barca are desperate to take Miquel back, but now appear to have lost out to Arsenal, which are now favourites to sign the player when he turns 16.

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