Barcelona eye Arsenal starlet

Barcelona will attempt to lure Arsenal striker Benik Afobe to the Camp Nou, according to reports.

The Emirates Stadium starlet - who joined the club in 2001 - has netted 11 goals in just 13 appearances for the club's U18 side so far this season.

And the teenage talent has already earned international honours, representing England at U17 level, for whom he recently scored twice and assisted two other goals in a 6-2 hammering of Kazakhstan.

According to the Daily Mail, European champions Barcelona, who lost midfield duo Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida to the Gunners at early stages of their careers, are now attempting to turn the tables on Arsene Wenger's side.

The report claims that the Catalans are prepared to offer Afobe a £5,500-per-week deal to swap London for the Spanish coast.

While Pep Guardiola's side remain linked with bringing Arsenal captain Fabregas back to his former club, with the Camp Nou club expected to renew their interest in the midfielder next summer.