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Arsenal & Tottenham chasing £20m Krul

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Arsenal and Tottenham could be set to go head-to-head for the signing of Tim Krul, with reports suggesting that the talented Newcastle goalkeeper is on the radar of both North London clubs.

According to the Daily Express, the Premier League rivals are both interested in signing the Netherlands international, with Newcastle apparently targeting a switch for Reading star Alex McCarthy as a possible replacement.

25-year-old Krul, who arrived at St. James' Park from ADO Den Haag back in 2005, has been in superb form for Alan Pardew's men this season, earning particularly flattering plaudits for his incredible display during the Toon's impressive 1-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane earlier this month.

Arsenal's apparent pursuit of a new goalkeeper is perhaps unsurprising, with Wojciech Szczesny currently facing desperately little competition for the starting spot at the Emirates Stadium. 

Tottenham, meanwhile, have one of the Premier League's most-impressive stoppers in the form of Frenchman Hugo Lloris, but only possess 41-year-old Brad Friedel and unfancied Brazilian outcast Heurelho Gomes in reserve.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham could face a battle to land Krul, however, with speculation claiming that Serie A champions Juventus are also keen on a move for the former Falkirk and Carlisle United loanee who is believed to be valued by his current club at £20 million.

The Italian giants boast arguably one of the finest goalkeepers of the modern era in the form of World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon, but it appears that Juve may finally be preparing for a future without the 35-year-old. 

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