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Arsenal & Tottenham Go Head to Head In Pursuit of Talented Young Full-Back

North London rivals go head-to-head to capture Sochaux full-back.

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Arsenal and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head with Bayern Munch in a bid to capture French full-back Sebastien Corchia from Sochaux.

The French under-21 international has attracted many admirers with his displays in Ligue 1 this season and the right-back is wanted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Tottenham counterpart Andre Villas-Boas, according to the Daily Express.

Bayern Munich has also been credited with interest for the 22-year-old, who has more than 130 first-team appearances to his name already having made his professional debut as a 17-year-old back in 2009 when with Le Mans.

Wenger clearly sees Corchia as a long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna, who could leave the Emirates Stadium this summer with Paris Saint-Germain interested in signing him, over his current understudy Carl Jenkinson.

Villas-Boas, meanwhile, is keen to bring in cover for Kyle Walker who is the number one choice at right-back at White Hart Lane, while at Bayern Munich new manager Pep Guardiola plans to bring in new faces when taking over in the summer.

“I am happy when I am being mentioned with prestigious clubs home and abroad,” Corchia said. “I am working hard to reach the top level and play in a bigger club than Sochaux, it is everyone’s ambition to move to a big club.

“I am a big fan of the two leagues England and Germany, they are the best two leagues at the moment. At the end of the season, I will sit down with the club and see the next step.”

Corchia is contracted to Sochaux until 2015 having signed a four-year deal when joining the club from Le Mans in 2011 and would command a transfer fee of around £4million.

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