Arsene Wenger lines up £6m bid for Croatian wonder-kid Tin Jedvaj

Arsene Wenger is lining up a £6million bid for Croatian wonder kid Tin Jedvaj.

The Arsenal boss is keen to pounce after Italian giants Roma failed with a £5m bid for the Dinamo Zagreb defender just days ago.

Jedvaj, 17, is the most highly-rated player from Croatia since midfielder Luka Modric.

He has already been called up to train with the full national squad despite his inexperience.

With Croatia’s World Cup qualification hopes in turmoil following a shock defeat to Scotland in the last match, Jedvaj is tipped to make his full international debut soon.

Wenger is also keen on Swansea centre-half and skipper Ashley Williams, 28, as a ready-made first-team option.

But the Gunners boss is unhappy at the Swans’ £10m valuation and sees Jedvaj as the long-term option.