English Premiership giants Arsenal are reportedly looking forward to landing Brazilian league side Sao Paulo's young midfielder Casemiro next month when the transfer window opens. It has been reported the Brazilian club is ready to cash in on the player.
Casemiro, 19, who is one of a number of rising stars at the Brazilian club, has already been capped at the senior level by the Brazil international team and has been scouted by numerous European clubs over the past few months. Sao Paulo are also aware about the growing interest in the player and are now believed to be ready to let go the player for a handsome fee.
The player's emergence has been noted by the Gunners, who have a reputation of bringing in young talent and molding them into world class players. The club's manager, Arsene Wenger, is expected to continue the tone of his previous acquisitions and make a bid for the young star.
The Brazilian, who has been valued by his club at a starting price of £10 million, has also attracted interest from Italian Serie A clubs Juventus and AC Milan, according to a Talksport report.
Carlos Henrique Casimiro, who is a product of the Sao Paulo youth center and known for his versatility and aggressiveness, has made 43 appearances for the club. He has managed to find the back of the net seven times in all competitions since debuting for the club's senior team in 2010.
He has also represented Brazil at the U20 level, winning the South American Youth Championship in 2011.