Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Arsenal and Chelsea eye Hannover teen hot shot Almir Kasumovic

Chelsea and Arsenal are tracking 16-year-old Hannover striker Almir Kasumovic.The 6ft Bosnian teen is out of contract with the German side at the end of the season, which has alerted suitors.
Kasumovic is yet to play senior football, but has impressed in Hannover's youth ranks and is set to be fast-tracked after training with the first team.
He has already been called up for the Bosnia and Herzegovina Under 21 side, despite his young age, drawing inevitable comparisons with compatriot Edin Dzeko - the Wolfsburg striker who is expected to join Manchester City for more than £30million.

Bundesliga sides Hamburg and Hoffenheim have kept a close eye on him, but German newspaper Bild reports that Chelsea and Arsenal could provide an even bigger temptation.
However, his agent Jan Dreyer said: 'It is clear that Almir has aroused kindled interest at other clubs, but it is our desire that he remains at Hannover.'
The club have consistently been operating in the lower reaches of the Bundesliga top division, but are performing above expectation in fourth this season.
European scouts have stepped up their activity Germany since the World Cup, when Joachim Low's side featured young talent such as Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Thomas Muller.

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