A number of top Premier League clubs are tracking Barcelona youngster Abel Ruiz, as the 17-year-old continues to impress in India at the Under-17 World Cup.
The Mirror report that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are all keeping tabs on the teenager - who has a release clause of just £3m in his deal at the Camp Nou. The Catalan giants are working on formalising a new deal for the youngster but, with the Blues and Gunners already having made contact, they face a hard fight to keep hold of their rising star.
Two goals for Abel Ruiz, now. Very scrappy goal. It hasn’t been pretty, but Spain need this two-goal cushion. Niger causing a few problems.— Simon Harrison (@simonhfootball) October 10, 2017
Ruiz told Sport last week that he looks up to Robert Lewandowski as the leading striker in the world, saying: "
Discussing the club's youth system, which has been criticised for producing fewer stars in recent years, he said: "Whoever criticises them is mistaken. When the teams travel to play tournaments, they win nearly all of them. Everyone can think what they want but we know we have a great youth system. You don't have to defend it, it defends itself."