Spurs set to beat Arsenal in race to sign this powerful box-to-box star

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Tottenham are preparing a bid for Everton outcast Ross Barkley, according to reports.

The Telegraph claim Spurs are ready to offer £20million for the England international, who will be sidelined for the next three months with a hamstring injury.

The report continues to say that negotiations could take place this week, with Spurs paying an initial £20m with a further £8m in performance-related add-ons.

However, Chelsea have been tipped to submit a bid of their own in the coming days and could gazump their London rivals.

Arsenal and Manchester United were previously linked with Barkley, but no firm interest has materialised.

Gooners, do you think Wenger should beat Chelsea and Spurs to sign Barkley, or should Wenger look for a better target to provide strength in pour midfield?

Please share your thoughts and opinion in the comment section below.

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