Report: Arsenal lead Bayern Munich in Goncalo Guedes hunt

Goncalo Guedes of SL Benfica runs with the ball during the UEFA Youth League Semi Final match between Real Madrid and Benfica Lisbon at Colovray Stadion on April 11, 2014
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Arsenal lead Bayern Munich in the hunt for Benfica starlet Goncalo Guedes - dubbed the new Franck Ribery - according to reports.

Arsenal are reportedly beating Bayern Munich in the race to sign highly-rated Benfica forward Goncalo Guedes.

The 17-year-old is said to be leaving the Portuguese giants in January, with reports suggesting that the youngster could become a long-term replacement for Franck Ribery at the Allianz Arena.

However, according to The Daily Express, Guedes favours a move to the Premier League and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is confident of snapping up the starlet.

The Portugual Under-18 international is yet to make a senior league appearance for Benfica, but has impressed for their B team - who play in the country's second tier - this season.

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
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