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Arsenal boss Wenger tries again for Barcelona whizkid Sergi Samper

Arsenal are tracking Barcelona whizkid Sergi Samper.

The >Mirror says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was after the now 19-year-old midfielder three years ago, when he signed Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral from the Spanish giants.

But Samper decided to stay put and he will still take some persuading, as his priority is to make Barca's first team squad.

Samper has impressed for Barcelona B and now wants to push on after new manager Luis Enrique told him he will get a chance with the seniors this season.

That will be pivotal as to whether Arsenal can lure him to the Emirates with his contract - which expires in 2017 - including a £9.5m buy-out clause.

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