Transfer News: Arsenal & Tottenham Battle For €24m Lille Ace
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will go head-to-head over the signing of Lille’s €24m (£20m) rated striker Moussa Sow, according to reports today.
Arsenal and Tottenham will go head-to-head over the signing of Lille’s €24m (£20m) rated striker Moussa Sow, according to reports today.
Both clubs are thought to be on the look out for attacking reinforcements this January and it appears Sow has caught the eye of Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp.
According to the Daily Mail, the North London rivals have already made contact with Lille regarding Sow’s availability but have been told it would take a bid of up to €24m (£20m) to force the French champions into selling this winter.
The 25-year-old striker helped Lille to the French title last season by bagging an impressive 25 goals in 36 games, and has 6 to his name so far this term.
The Senegal international’s contract expires in 2013 and he has previously expressed his dissatisfaction at the offer being put forward by his present club, and sounded out Arsenal as a possible destination should he leave Ligue 1. He said:
‘I have a contract signed until June 2013 and Lille want me to sign another one but the negotiations have stopped.
‘I don’t accept the conditions or the silence from the club. That’s not me putting on pressure, just the truth. I’m only thinking about football and it’s not possible to leave in January.
‘But my dream is to play in the Premier League because you progress as a player with the atmosphere, goals and game.
‘I watch the games with envy on TV. I desire to play there one day. Arsenal are a big club but we will see.’
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