West Bromwich Albion risk losing superkid Isaiah Brown in the summer.
But Chelsea are set to flex their muscles after watching Brown in action for West Brom’s Under-21s and offer £2m.
The Blues are hoping their relationship with Baggies boss Steve Clarke — plus the success of their loan arrangement with Romelu Lukaku this season — will help swing a deal in their favour.
Wenger has been given glowing reports on the England Under-17 striker by Arsenal’s head of development and former Albion coach Terry Burton.
Brown is currently on a two-year scholarship deal with Albion and Clarke hopes to persuade him to sign professional forms next year when he turns 17.