Arsenal have returned with an improved offer for Bolton Wanderers' highly-rated defender Rob Holding, the Daily Mail report.
Holding is attracting attention from a number of Premier League clubs including Tottenham, Everton and Bournemouth and the Gunners had a £750,000 bid turned down
They have now launched a second bid for the 20-year-old believed to be in the region of £1.2m.
Bolton value Holding closer to £4m but, following relegation to League One, they may accept the offer which contains performance clauses that could push the final fee up to £1.5m.
The classy centre-back made 26 appearance for the Trotters in the Championship and his impressive performances convinced Gareth Southgate to call him up for the England Under-21s.
The Young Lions are currently taking part in the Toulon Tournament and Holding made his debut in the emphatic 7-1 victory over Guinea.
Speaking to Bolton's official website about making his international bow, Holding said "It was a proud moment to put the shirt on and play for your country.
"Although we conceded the early goal, we knew we could go and score goals, which is what we did and it has put us in a good position.
"The tournament so far has been a brilliant experience and I have loved every minute of it, training and playing with the lads here."