Stoke make offer for Arsenal and Roma target Ramadan Sobhi - sources
Stoke City have made a bid for highly rated teenager Ramadan Sobhi, sources from Egypt have told ESPN FC.
Sobhi, who currently plies his trade for Al Ahly, is regarded as one of the best young talents to emerge from Egypt and his form has alerted a number of clubs in Europe.
Arsenal and Italian side Roma have been long-term admirers of Sobhi with Arsenal failing in a bid to take the 18-year-old on trial earlier this year.
Sobhi broke into the Egyptian national team at the age of 17 and to date has scored one goal in six appearances for his country.
Stoke scouts have watched Sobhi in action in recent weeks and they have firmed up their interest by tabling an offer for the attacking midfielder as they look to beat their rivals to his signature.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has been busy bringing in some exciting talents such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan Krkic to the Britannia Stadium in recent years and he sees Sobhi as someone who can prove a valuable addition to his plans.
Al Ahly are reluctant to lose Sobhi, but know they face a battle to stop the exciting teenager making the move to Europe this summer.