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Arsenal confident beating Man City to Charlton youngster Ademola Lookman

Arsenal are confident winning the race for Charlton Athletic youngster Ademola Lookman.

The Sun says the Gunners reckon they have seen off competition from Manchester City for the Championship whizkid.

The Premier League leaders hope to land the 18-year-old for £2m.

Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked with Lookman, who has banged in three goals for Charlton since making his debut last November.

Addicks interim boss Karel Fraeye insisted Lookman is not leaving The Valley.

"Ademola is on a two-and-a-half year deal already," Fraeye said last month.

"We are doing what we have to do. I think we are very close to where we want to be.

"Ademola has just started first-team football. He's started very well but he's got so many steps to take.

"I'm sure he won't be sold in January and will be here in the long-term.

"He's a smart boy and I think Charlton is a good club for him. If he is looking for a club to develop at, he's at the best club for him and he knows that."

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