By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger has denied rumours that he is chasing highly-rated teenager Sergio Canales.

The 18-year-old midfielder from Racing Santander is one of Europe's top talents at the moment and has been linked with a host of leading clubs, including Arsenal. However those stories are not true.

"No," said Wenger at his press conference when asked about links with Canales. He added: "I can only say no because it is no."

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