Arsenal handed boost as club rejected offer for World Cup winning youngster
Fleetwood Town have reportedly turned down an offer from Wolverhampton Wanderers for England Under-17s World Cup winner Billy Crellin.
The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are believed to be suitors of keeper Crellin and Wolves have tried to steal a race on them by submitting an offer for the skilful 17-year-old, according to Football Insider.
The Championship table-toppers see Crellin as a rising star in the making and one for the future and they were hoping to lure the player to Molineux, it is claimed.
But, League One Fleetwood are believed to have rejected the offer for Crellin who only secured a new contract to extend his stay at Highbury until 2020 at the end of last month.
The young goalkeeper was on the bench when Steve Cooper’s young England team became world champions by beating Spain 5-2 in India the last term.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of bringing in Cristian Pavon from Boca Juniors after agreeing to pay the attacker’s £27m release clause.
The 21-year-old earlier developed as the Gunners’ top target to replace Alexis Sanchez, who is set to leave for Manchester City before the end of the month.
The Gunners will use a considerable part of the expected £35m fee Sanchez’s transfer generates to sign Pavon and, as reported by to TyC Sports, an announcement could be made at some stage on Tuesday night.
Boca are believed to have been hoping to keep the Argentina international until the summer. However, Arsene Wenger has performed a part in bringing the moving striker by five months, as he is worried the footballer’s valuation will only increase with time.
Pavon, also linked with Manchester City earlier, impressed on his senior international debut against Nigeria in November.