Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul is considering a free switch to rivals Arsenal at the end of season, Daily Star reports.
If the move was to happen, the French defender would emulate Sol Campbell, who also quit Spurs to join the Gunners on a free transfer.
Kaboul is out of contract this summer, and has told several acquaintances he is open to a move across north London.
With Thomas Vermaelen a likely departure in the summer, Arsene Wenger will need another central defender to join Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny in his ranks.
And Kaboul, who joined Spurs for a second time in 2010 from Portsmouth, is sure to cause controversy if the 28-year-old opts for a switch to Wenger’s side.
Lilywhite fans, till this very day, have never forgiven former England ace Campbell for making the same move back in 2001.
On the other hand, Vermaelen has urged Wenger to commit his future to the Gunners, with the French boss delaying his decision on whether he would like to continue.
“Everybody wants him to stay as long as he can,” Vermaelen said.
“He’s been incredible what he’s done for this club and for the players as well.
“We would be really happy for signing on for a few more years.”