Manchester United trails Arsenal starlet Chris Willock

Manchester United are on the trail of Arsenal starlet Chris Willock.

The 15-year-old is one of three footballing brothers. Joe, 13, is at Arsenal too and Matty, 17, was released by Arsenal but is now due to sign a professional contract with United.

Chris, a left sided midfielder who can play on the wing or behind the striker, is one of the brightest talents in English football and has figured for Arsenal's U18s, making his debut against Manchester City in February, but he has yet to sign professional terms and turns 16 on January 31.

He was player of the tournament at the MTU Indoor Cup in 2012, competing against United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona before catching the eye again in the Lion City Cup in Singapore last summer and the Nike Cup.

Capped by England at U16 level, City and Chelsea are also keen on the slightly built Willock but United hope to have the upper hand to any ensuing transfer with elder brother Matty in their ranks.