Arsenal are in pole position to sign Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings after Arsenal scouts watched the 21-year-old in action, claims the Mirror.
Mings has been a revelation this season at Portman Road and his standout performances have attracted the attention of teams from the top-flight.
Arsene Wenger’s side will have to fight off interest from Roberto Martinez’ Everton, however FLW understands that Arsenal are in pole position to sign the defender.
It is unsure yet if Ipswich will let their player leave in January or summer, but Arsenal are eager to tie up a deal in January if possible.
Premier League side Crystal Palace made a bid for the promising full-back before the summer transfer window closed, however the bud was snubbed.
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits that Mings is seen as a long-term option at Portman Road, telling the Football League website: “Crystal Palace made a big offer for him before the transfer window closed but we want him here for the long term.
“He’s a young, exciting player who has made a lot of progress in his time here and it’s great to see that his form has been noticed with this award.
“We’ve acknowledged that as a club too, which is why we offered him a long term deal. He’s done great.”