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Tottenham are leading the race to sign Arsenal target Franck Kessie, according to reports.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the midfielder in recent weeks and it was claimed that Wenger is prepared to make a bid for the youngster in the winter transfer window.
But Wenger now face a challenge to sign the player as Tottenham have joined the race for his services. Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen his squad next summer and sees Kessie as a great signing.
According to Sky Italia via HITC Sport, Tottenham have made the first move to sign the midfielder and have tabled an official bid for Cote d’ivoire international.
The report claims Tottenham bid is €23m and Atlanta are currently weighing up the offer.
Juventus are also interested in the player and are hoping to tempt Atlanta into selling to them by allowing the player remain with them on loan until the end of the season.
This could now force Wenger to act, having identified the midfielder as a key target. The French tactician sees Kessie as a perfect replacement to Cazorla.
The Atlanta midfielder’s powerful and energetic style of play has seen him draw comparisons to Manchester City’s Yaya Toure who is regarded as one of the best box to box midfielders in the Premier League.
He has already scored five Serie A goals in 13 appearances from this season which is an impressive stat considering the position he plays and could be a good signing for us.
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