Tottenham and Arsenal are set to battle it out over the signature of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to the Daily Express.
The 21-year-old centre-back has been in superb form so far this season, making 19 appearances across all competitions as Leipzig continue their challenge for the Bundesliga title. He is set to come up against Spurs in the Champions League Round of 16 in February.
The Express claims Leipzig value Upamecano at £50 million, and Spurs are said to be willing to meet the German club’s asking price in the January transfer window. However, it is believed the Londoners will face competition from fierce rivals Arsenal.
Manchester City are also mentioned as possible suitors. Indeed, all three clubs could do with a new centre-back. Tottenham managed to tie Toby Alderweireld down to a new contract earlier this month, but doubts remain over the futures of Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth.
Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions Spurs will spend in January, but the potential sale of Christian Eriksen would raise funds that could go towards defensive reinforcements – unless Mourinho would rather sign a direct replacement for Eriksen.