By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger is staying tight-lipped amid suggestions that highly-rated youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for a move to the Club.

The 17-year-old Southampton forward, dubbed the ‘new Theo Walcott’, burst onto the scene in 2010 and has scored seven goals in 15 starts for the south-coast side this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has attracted attention from Premier League clubs and has been linked with a January move with Arsenal reportedly among the teenager’s admirers. However Wenger denied a deal had been done.

“I cannot speak about that,” said the manager. “If we go any further with any player, we will inform you.

“The rest will be speculation - one day this player goes to Chelsea, one day to Man United, one day to Liverpool and one day to Arsenal.

“We are not close to signing anybody at the moment.”

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14 Jan 2011