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Contrasting Reports Claim Both Arsenal & Tottenham Are Favourites To Sign Spanish Striker

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have both been touted as favourites to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo after the Spaniards flew into London today

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, more on the future of Alvaro Negredo.


There are contrasting reports concerning where striker Alvaro Negredo may be moving with both Arsenal and Tottenham suggested as favourites for his signature.

talkSPORT are reporting that Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido travelled to London on Thursday to try and sell Negredo and claim Arsenal are the club interested in signing him.

The report suggests the La Liga outfit are desperate to raise funds due to their financial difficulties and are trying to sell the 27-year-old Spanish international to the Gunners to balance the books.

However, while the Daily Mail agree that del Nido flew into London on Thursday to enter negotiations for the striker, they claim it is Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham who are the club involved with Spurs said to be trying to tie up a £15m deal to bring Negredo to White Hart Lane.

The Mail claims the player wants a four-and-a-half-year deal worth more than £70,000-a-week and suggest Tottenham are desperate to sign a striker this month, despite Andre Villas-Boas claiming otherwise at his weekly press conference this afternoon.

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So, what half of north London are in for the Spanish international? It seems the media are none the wiser. Perhaps it’s both? One things for sure, if Negredo does sign for either Arsenal or Tottenham they will be getting a proven goal-scorer. He has netted 65 goals in 156 games for the La Liga outfit since joining from Almeria in 2009 and has 6 goals in his 12 international caps so far, so he would certainly be a useful asset for either club.

What do Arsenal and Tottenham fans think? Do they want Negredo at their club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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