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Charly Musonda wants to play first-team football next seasonReuters

Arsenal are not stopping at Petr Cech in the "let's buy players from Chelsea" transfer window, with Arsene Wenger reportedly making a big bid to sign Belgian youngster Charly Musonda.

Musonda, signed from Anderlecht in 2012, is seen as one of the brightest prospects at Chelsea, but with the Blues not having the greatest of records when it comes to giving youngsters first-team opportunities, reports have suggested the teenager could make a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The loan system is the usual method employed by Chelsea to help their youngsters gain experience, but Musonda, who featured in Chelsea's postseason tour to Thailand and Australia, apparently feels he is ready to make it big with a top club even at the age of 18.

Wenger knows a thing or two about young prospects, and after reportedly sealing the transfer of Cech, the Arsenal manager is ready to make a move for the Belgian youngster, with an £8.5million bid already going in, according to Foot Mercato.

Musonda, earlier this week, said his priority is playing senior-level football next season, after making quite an impression at youth level with Chelsea last campaign.

"I'm also well aware of the news, nothing has been done yet," the attacking midfielder was quoted by the Metro when asked about a possible exit and also of interest from Arsenal.

"I will reflect personally with my family and agent and come to a conclusion that hopefully benefits the continuity of my progression.

"I'm looking forward to playing football next year."

Charly Musonda Sr, a former footballer himself, also believes his son needs to leave Chelsea to improve his game, be that on loan or on a more permanent basis.

"Charly must absolutely leave Chelsea and, since January, Monaco have been trying to sign him," The Express quoted the senior Musonda.

Having reluctantly allowed Cech to leave for Arsenal, Jose Mourinho is unlikely to sanction another player move to the Emirates, and the most likely scenario is Musonda signing for a club like Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan.

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