Rubin Kazan teenager Sardar Azmoun – dubbed the ‘Iranian Messi’ – has revealed it would be “a dream” to play for Arsenal.
The north London outfit, who submitted a 2million bid for the 19-year-old in January, have jumped the queue after Barcelona were banned by Fifa from signing players.
The Catalan giants are forbidden from adding to their squad until the summer of 2015 after the governing body concluded they had broken rules regarding the acquisition of youth players.
While other European clubs remain interested in the attacker, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and AC Milan head coach Clarence Seedorf are leading the chase for the man compared to Barcelona talisman Lionel MessiAzmoun told Iranian football show 90: “Arsenal and AC Milan’s offers are quite serious. Representatives from both clubs had a meeting with Rubin Kazan officials on Thursday.
“I’m extremely happy with these offers. Playing for Arsenal in the Premier League is a dream for me, But for now I’m concentrating on the remaining games in the Russian League and I try to give my best for the club. ”Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.