ARSENAL have made contact with the father of Brazilian wonderkid Reinier Jesus, Spanish reports claim.
The 17-year-old made his Flamengo debut in July and recently signed and new deal this month after four goals in 12 games.
It is thought the Brazilian giants inserted a release clause of 60m in Jesus contract.
And according to Mundo Deportivo Arsenal bosses have spoken with the players dad to discuss a transfer.
It is claimed the rising stars father visited Europe to look at potential clubs for the teenager.
A host of Champions League clubs including PSG, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus have all been linked with the 17-year-old.
And it is also believed Everton held talks with the player over a potential January move.
But Arsenal are hoping their summer signing of Brazilian 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli could encourage Jesus to favour a move to the Emirates.
The Gunners signed Martinelli for 6m from Brazilian side Ituano, and he has since netted seven in cup competitions.
Jesus has also made ten Brazil Under-17s appearances scoring five times.
And the attacking midfielder admitted he was flattered with reports Atletico Madrid sent scouts to watch him play.
Jesus said: “Its an honour that Atltico are interested in me because they are a huge club.
Its another honour to know that one of the biggest clubs in the world is watching me.
“But Im a Flamengo player and my objective is to keep doing a good job here to win many titles in Brazil.