Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea wonder kid Nathaniel Chalobah, who is currently on loan to Watford.

ArsenalChalobah has been one of the brightest spark for Watford since joining the Championship side, on loan from Chelsea, at the start of this season. Watford are currently in third spot in the table and are in contention for a promotion to the Premier League next season.

The 18-year-old has made his progress through the England youth system and currently features in the U-21 set up. He has also captained the FA youth cup winning Chelsea side in 2012. Under Watford manager and former Chelsea forward, Gianfranco Zola, Chalobah has improved his games by leaps and bounds.

Chalobah signed his first professional contract with Chelsea back in 2012 and his current contract expires next season. But Arsenal are reportedly looking to lure him away from Stamford Bridge next season taking advantage of the fact that the youngster will find it hard to get into the Chelsea first team.

The Gunners were reportedly ready to offer him first team action as they look to add to their growing list of young English players in their squad. This signing, if it materializes, will be in accordance with Arsenal’s change in policy of building a strong British base in the squad. But Chelsea are unlikely to let go of him easily.

Chalobah’s biggest asset as a footballer is his versatility. The 18-year-old can play both as a defender and as a holding midfielder. Academy graduates at Chelsea have found it hard to break into the first team lately – take the example of Josh McEachran. It would be interesting to see if Chalobah is able to break the trend.