Spurs set for transfer battle with Arsenal for duo

Eden Hazard (Above left) looks set for a big money move next summer.

Eden Hazard’s growing number of potential suitors has been bolstered by the news that Spurs have joined the chase for the 20 year Belgian international, according to the Metro.

North London rivals Arsenal have long tracked the rising star with Arsene Wenger hopeful of doing a deal next summer. However, recent developments have seen Manchester City and now Spurs join the race, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both watching on with interest in Spain.

Lille will not allow Hazard to leave on the cheap, and a bid of at least £30 million has been touted as the required fee for the playmaker. This may rule Arsenal out of the running with the clubs strict financial model, yet Spurs are allegedly ready to smash their transfer record in order to sign Hazard and challenge for the title.

Another Belgian courting interest from the capital is centre back Jan Vertonghen. The 24 year old Ajax stopper is likely to be available for around £10 million in January and both Arsenal and Spurs are considering making a move.

However, despite Arsenal’s long standing interest, the return of Thomas Vermaelen has quelled Wenger’s desire to move for a centre back in the immediate future.

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