​Arsenal have reportedly agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for youth prodigy Rob Holding, ​according to a report in the ​Express


Holding recently signed a one-year extension to his contract at the Macron stadium, but looks more likely to compete a high profile move away from the Greater Manchester based club than to play League One football next season.


Arsenal secured the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka last month, and look set to make Holding their second signing of the window after agreeing a fee with Bolton, reportedly around £1.5m with performance based add-ons.

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Spurs, Everton and Scottish giants Celtic are all thought to have been tracking the young centre-half's progress, and have been linked with moves for the England U21 star, but it is thought that Holding prefers a move to Arsenal.


Holding was part of the England U21 squad that won the Toulon Tournament last month, and made 30 appearances in all competitions for Bolton during the 2015-16 season, scoring once. He previously spent a spell on loan at Bury during the 2014-15 season, making one appearance for the first team.


Bolton were relegated during a disastrous Championship campaign, with Holding a rare bright spark, being voted the club's Player of the Year by supporters.  They will play in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1993.

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Arsenal ended up finishing second in the Premier League despite a relatively disappointing campaign, after Spurs slipped up in their last three games. They crashed out of the FA Cup in the quarter-final against Watford, and went out of the Champions League after defeat against Barcelona.