Brentford manager Mark Warburton watched from the stands as Arsenal's Chuba Akpom hammered a hat-trick in their 6-1 FA Youth Cup win against Peterborough United last night.

The Bees are in advanced talks to sign the highly-rated 18-year-old on loan, although injury to Theo Walcott could scupper the deal.

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Peterborough, Leyton Orient and MK Dons are also fighting it out for his signature, but the League One leaders remain front of the queue.

However, Arsenal may block a move for Akpom with their striking options limited following Walcott's injury.

Meanwhile, Brentford are set to sign Blackburn Rovers midfielder Alan Judge on loan for the rest of the season.