Man City face Barcelona, Chelsea battle to keep prospect Ashley Brown-Smith

Manchester City face a battle to keep hold of 16 year-old prospect Ashley Brown-Smith.

Manchester City face a battle to keep hold of 16 year-old prospect Ashley Brown-Smith.

The Mirror says the 16-year-old wing-back initially impressed Barcelona scouts in England Under 16s 1-0 win over Spain in February, catching the eye during his 56 minutes in Madrid.

And now the Catalan giants want to invite him for a trial at their fabled La Masia academy. Chelsea and Arsenal are also monitoring the youngster.

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