Arsenal & Spurs make contact over £6.5m defender

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have both made contact with Dinamo Zagreb over teenage defender Tin Jedvaj, according to the player’s agent.

The Daily Mail reported last night that Spurs had made a £6.5million bid for the player, with Andre Villas-Boas looking to beat Arsene Wenger to the signature.

But, whilst Zoran Ban makes no reference to a bid, he’s happy to confirm that both north London clubs are eager to bring the 17-year-old to England.

However, the agent also admits that Roma are interested in bringing the player to Italy, with Ban unwilling to rule out the Serie ‘A’ side.

"At a certain point, Dinamo raised their demand whilst Roma wouldn't improve theirs,” Ban told

"Meanwhile, clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have called Dinamo and they are dealing with them.

"Would I say Roma are out of the game? In football you never know, anything can still happen."

Jedvaj forced his way into Krunoslav Jurčić’s side at the end of last season, featuring 13 times at centre back for the Prva HNL champions.

And, were Spurs to win the race for the youngster, he’d follow in the footsteps of Niko Kranjcar and Vedran Corluka – two Croatians to ply their trade at White Hart Lane in the past.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have had Eduardo da Silva on their books at the Emirates Stadium in the past, and Jedvaj would be one for the future for the Gunners.


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