Chelsea and Arsenal are among a number of big clubs reportedly keeping tabs on young Middlesbrough striker Calum Kavanagh.
Kavanagh, who is the son of former Republic of Ireland international midfielder Graham Kavanagh, has caught the attention of the Chelsea and Arsenal scouts following some impressive displays at Under-18 level – scoring five goals in his past five appearances for Boro.
And although the 16-year-old is nowhere near Jonathan Woodgate’s first-team plans, Boro are still hoping to tie the player down to a long-term contract this summer.
As for Kavanagh himself, the teenager is happy at Middlesbrough for now, although the report on Football.London claims he is not willing to commit his long-term future to the Teesiders and he would rather ‘take a wait and see approach’.
Kavanagh senior made his senior breakthrough at Boro in the early 1990s, having moved from Dublin and went on to have a long career at Stoke and Cardiff, while the family still live in the North East.
Both Frank Lampard at Chelsea and Mikel Arteta at Arsenal are looking to bring in young talent this summer, and it would appear that the Boro starlet is a player very much on their radar.
Meanwhile, Manchester City have reportedly inched to the front of the queue in the race to sign Lautaro Martinez and now represent what has been described as a serious threat to Man Utd, Chelsea and Barcelona for the striker. Read more…