Arsenal prepare to hijack Tottenham interest in Breel Embolo

Arsenal are said to be ready to fight arch rivals Tottenham for the signature of highly-rated FC Basel striker Breel Embolo, according to the Metro.

The 18-year-old is presently one of the hottest prospects not only in Swiss football, but in the European game in general having already made a handful of appearances for the national side.

A number of clubs across the continent are said to be keeping an eye on his progression, with Spurs believed to be one of the more interested parties, but now a report in Italian publication Calciomercato is claiming that Arsenal are preparing to take the fight to their North London rivals for his signature.

The Metro states that Embolo is currently valued at a stunning £21million, which could prove to be a small fee to pay should he fulfil his vast potential.

So far this season the teenager has made 11 appearances for Basel, scoring five goals.

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