Arsenal are today reported to be preparing a bid to take Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman to the Emirates.

Southampton are also interested in buying the 18 year old keeper this summer according to the Mail.

Both clubs are said to be impressed with Freddie Woodman’s progress and performances for England at various youth levels. Last summer Woodman helped England win the Under 17 European Championships in Malta.

The Newcastle player is currently away with the England Under 19s taking part in Elite Round qualifiers for the European Championships.

On Saturday night he helped a clean sheet as England beat Azerbaijan 1-0 and will be hoping to face France tonight in the latest qualifier.

Bids of around £1m are being speculated but it would be disastrous if Newcastle were to lose such a promising young player.

At the minute Tim Krul and Rob Elliot are ahead of Woodman at Newcastle with Jak Alnwick set to leave in the summer.

However, Karl Darlow will be arriving a year after he signed for United, having spent an extra year at Forest on loan.