Impact's Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla eyed by Premier League clubs - source

Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are among the clubs tracking Montreal Impact teenager Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.

Tabla, 17, is regarded as one of the brightest young talents outside of Europe after impressing for the Impact and his nation Canada in the last 18 months.

The skilful winger was born in the Ivory Coast, but he moved to Canada at a young age and he has gone on to represent the country at youth level.

Tabla was named Canadian Under-17 Player of the Year in 2014 at the age of 15 and his performances have brought him to the attention of a number of Europe's big sides.

He is currently playing for Montreal Impact's reserve team FC Montreal, but Tabla trains regularly with the first team alongside Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Tabla was part of the Canada U20 side that beat their England counterparts 2-1 last month in Doncaster and scouts are said to have been impressed by his showing in the game.

The teenager's suitors are planning to keep tabs on Tabla's progress and a source close to the player has told ESPN FC that several Premier League sides have enquired about taking the player over to England on trial so that they can assess his potential first hand.