Transfer talk

Premier League trio target Spanish starlet

November 24, 2011
By ESPN staff

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are among the European giants battling it out for the signature of Spanish starlet Javier Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, 15, has impressed since moving from Athletic Bilbao to Laredo, who play in the fourth tier of Spanish football. This season he has scored 20 goals in seven games for the youth team.

The forward underwent a trial period at Real Madrid in October, and Barcelona are also thought to be assessing his credentials.

Chelsea, who have established a scouting network in Spain, appear well poised to secure his signature, and they are also keeping a keen eye on Real Madrid's 16-year-old striker Jose Pozo.