Arsenal are ready to step up negotiations for Sporting CP wonderkid Joelson Fernandes.
TV24 reports talks are set to begin next week.
Agent Kia Joorabchian, who has close links with Arsenal sporting director Edu, is set to fly to Portugal to discuss terms with the Primeira Liga outfit.
Joelson, 17, recently made his debut for Sporting and Arsenal are reportedly prepared to pay £13m to capture the Brazilian youngster.
Joelson is yet to sign a long-term deal at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.