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Lecce starlet Valeri Boijinov has revealed he is aware of interest in him from English Premiership leaders Arsenal, but the youngster is refusing to get carried away by transfer talk.

The 17-year-old has been most impressive since making the step up to Serie A this season and was scouted by the Gunners during a match with Lazio at the weekend.

Boijinov acknowledged the compliment saying: “I’ve been told that two Arsenal scouts have come to watch me.

“I don’t know about their impressions as nobody has contacted me yet.

“Anyway, it’s almost certain that I will finish this season at Lecce.

“I don’t think about the transfer prospects at the moment. The most important thing is to keep my form high,” added Boijinov.

Coach Delio Rossi reiterated his player’s comments and urged him to focus on keeping Lecce in Italy’s top flight this season.

“I’m pleased that observers were there to see my players,” said Rossi.

“But I think they must keep concentrating on Lecce and my job is to maintain their concentration because, if they are absent-minded, it is a risk.

“They must first achieve safety with Lecce.

“They are really young players and they must keep their feet on the ground. This kind of transfer talk can only turn the heads of my young players.”

Arsenal join Inter and Lazio on the list of Boijinov’s admirers and look set to track the Bulgarian for the rest of the season.

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