PSG are set to lose Adil Aouchiche on a free transfer after the midfielder, who has been linked with Premier League side Arsenal, arrived at Saint-Etienne for the first part of a medical.

Sources have told Goal that the highly-rated 17-year-old arrived in Forez on Thursday evening with two of his representatives and underwent preliminary medical tests with ASSE on Friday, with a view to signing for the club.

Aouchiche has thus far resisted PSG's attempts to tie him to his first professional contract, with the attacking midfielder exploring his options as he prepares to leave the Ligue 1 champions in the summer.

Arsenal held brief discussions with the player's representatives but there was no contract offer made and a move for the Frenchman was not seen as being possible at the time.

Instead it is Saint-Etienne who appear to be at the front of the queue to secure the signing of the teenager, who scored nine goals in five matches at the Under-17 European Championship in 2019 to finish as the tournament's top goalscorer.

Indeed, club officials are expected to arrive later on Friday to continue negotiations, with the Ligue 1 side aware that Aouchiche is attracting interest from elsewhere.