ARSENAL and Chelsea are reportedly interested in Turkey Under-21 international hotshot Ali Akman.

The skilful 18-year-old attacker is attracting plenty of admirers after netting an impressive nine goals in 16 appearances for Bursaspor this season.

Akman made his senior debut at the age of 16 and has become a regular fixture for the second-tier outfit.

He is out of contract in the summer and has no plans to extend his agreement, according to the Daily Mail.

Bursaspor are reportedly willing to listen to offers this month rather than losing him for a small compensation fee in the summer.

It is claimed a bid worth around £3million is being sought.

Akman, who has experience of playing across the front line, is likely to be viewed as one for the future if Arsenal or Chelsea are successful in their pursuit.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and Blues counterpart Frank Lampard already boast a wealth of experienced attacking options in their first-team ranks.

There is reportedly plenty of interest in Akman across the continent, however.

Turkish giants Galatasaray attempted to land a deal last month.

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Red Bull Salzburg, who have earned a reputation for developing young talent including Erling Haaland and Dayot Upamecano, are also keen.

While there is further interest from clubs in Italy and France.

Despite Akman's best efforts, Bursaspor are ninth in the table, three points off a play-off spot to potentially earn promotion to the top tier of Turkish football.

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