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Tottenham Fighting Losing Battle With Arsenal For £25m January Target

Morgan Schneiderlin could join Arsenal in January, with Tottenham afraid they have already missed out on their top target…

Arsene Wenger is keep to bring Tottenham Hotspur target Morgan Schneiderlin to the Emirates Stadium in January, and Mauricio Pochettino is afraid of losing out to his French counterpart, reports the Telegraph.

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Both Arsenal and Spurs have long been linked with a move for the French international, and it looked like he would be on his way out of Southampton this past summer. Ronald Koeman opted not to sell however, and Schneiderlin was forced to stay put.

He is reportedly still looking for a move away however, with the North London rivals set to go head to head for his signature once again.

Former Saints boss Pochettino is hopeful that he will be reunited with the midfield star, but fears being gazumped by Wenger.

The South coast club have insisted that the 25-year-old is not for sale in January, but a large enough bid may force their hand.

There are fears at White Hart Lane that they will be unable to compete with the Gunners, who have an excellent relationship with Southampton.

Arsenal have long been lacking a defensive midfielder, and Schneiderlin could prove the perfect player to fill that void.

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