Wenger moves for Song

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Arsenal are set to land Bastia's much coveted Cameroonian youngster Alexandre Song.

Following the sale of Patrick Vieira, Gunners chief Arsene Wenger has wasted little time in moving for the highly-rated defensive midfielder.

The 17-year-old, who rejected Middlesbrough at 13, has been tracked by Manchester United, Internazionale and Lyon in recent months.

However, Wenger has now stepped in and is firm favourite to land Song - nephew of former Liverpool star Rigobert Song.

"Indeed Alex wants to play in England," confirmed Bastia chairman Louis Multari.

"We have started to talk with Arsene. I think we will make it happen. We should sell him."

Song still has three years left on his current contract with the Corsican club, but they have now agreed to sell him for ‚é¼4 million (£2.7 million).