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​Arsenal challenge Barcelona in pursuit of Real Madrid youngster Gelabert

Arsenal are at the front of the race to sign Cesar Gelabert from Real Madrid.

The youngster is a wanted property, with Barcelona, Lyon, Borussia Dortmund, Real Zaragoza and Real Valladolid all retaining an interest.

But Arsenal are the ones who have the most concrete interest in completing a deal this summer, according to AS.

The paper says the Gunners have been watching Gelabert during the UEFA Youth League.

And Mikel Arteta is a fan, having seen scouting reports from Gelabert's games against Chelsea and Tottenham in that competition.

The attacker has a deal at Real until 2021.

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