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Arsenal contest Spurs for 'extreme talent' - reports

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Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly the frontrunners to sign highly-rated Nepalese teenager Rohit Chand.

According to talkSPORT, the north London rivals are both keen on the 18-year-old, who currently plies his trade in the Indian First Division with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) SC.

It has been claimed that both Arsenal and Spurs will dispatch scouts to watch the defender in action as Nepal face Jordan in the World Cup 2014 qualifier, in order to compile a conclusive report on his attributes.

Spurs already have somewhat of a connection to Chand, with former skipper Graham Roberts now the coach of Nepal.

Roberts was a firm favourite during his time with Spurs, spending six seasons at White Hart Lane in the 1980s, and he has backed Chand to follow in his footsteps and play at the highest level.




 

"Rohit is by far the best centre-half I have ever coached," said Roberts. "He is an extreme talent who will play at the highest level."

Arsenal, meanwhile, will no doubt be confident they can convince Chand that the Emirates Stadium is the best place for him to further his career.

The Gunners have a nigh on impeccable track record of nurturing young talent, with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas having progressed through the Arsenal academy in recent years.

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