Both clubs are reportedly interested in the same three players and it seems inevitable now that these players will be booed when they travel to the Emirates or White Hart Lane depending on which side of the border they choose to aline themselves.
It has been widely reported that both clubs are interested in Ajax’s Belgian centre back Jan Vertonghen with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy having met with the Belgian ace. However, The Mail also suggest the defender has told Spurs to seal the £9m move or he will move to rivals Arsenal.
“I’ve said repeatedly that Tottenham are my first choice, but the talks haven’t progressed, They have shown me around, I have met all their key people and their chairman came to meet me on Monday. But Arsenal want me too. They remain a possibility if my Spurs move falls through, as Ajax are asking £12m for me.
That is a lot of money for someone with just a year left on his contract.
I’m sure Spurs won’t be able to pay that much after they missed out on the Champions League”.
It is also reported both clubs are interested in Junior Hoilett as his contract at Blackburn is up this summer and both would be very interested signing a player of such quality for nothing.
Hoilett would certainly fit the bill at either club but may struggle to hold down at place at Spurs as he faces competition from Bale on the left, Van Der Vaart in the middle and Lennon on the right. At Arsenal opportunities may be easier to come by as he would slot nicely onto Arsenal’s left hand side and only faces competition from Walcott on the right who is quite inconsistent.
Finally, it is reported that both are chasing Manchester United target and Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa. The Dortmund ace could be available for as little as £5m this summer which would certainly suit Spurs financial situation and we all know Wenger isn’t a big spender.
It seems this clubs will be battling for more than Champions League places in the seasons to come and it could prove to be an intriguing battle for the neutral.
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