Arsenal to step up January chase for £14m Chelsea target

Arsenal are ready to rival Chelsea to the signing of Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht in the upcoming January window, according to Calciomercato, as reported by the Express.

The 18-year-old only signed a new five-year deal with the Belgium side last month, but is still a target for the Premier League pair.

Apart from the two mentioned teams, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a move for the central midfielder.

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It is believed that Anderlecht are valuing him at around the £14.1million region, a fee that is being regarded as too unrealistic by a number of interested parties.

The Belgium starlet is yet to represent his nation at senior level, but has already been capped at the Under-15, Under-16, and Under-21 levels.

Tielemans featured a total of 51 times in all competitions last term, scoring eight while providing a further six assists, and has already registered three goals in his previous six league fixtures this season.