Arsenal & Spurs go head-to-head for Hoilett

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Blackburn forward Junior Hoilett will be the subject of a summer transfer tussle between north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The 21-year-old Canadian international has been one of relegation threatened Rovers' stand-out performers this season, but is set to leave Ewood Park at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.

Steve Kean has spoken of his desire to retain Hoilett's services beyond the summer, but with Blackburn's top-flight status by no means guaranteed, the chances are the talented youngster will move on to pastures new.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Hoilett, and is keen to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Arsenal will likely face competition for his signature from Tottenham, after Harry Redknapp was also credited with an interest in taking him to White Hart Lane.

With both clubs currently vying for Champions League qualification via a top four finish this term, there is a good chance that the outcome of their European battle will have a major impact on their respective chances of attracting key targets.

Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle are currently separated by only one point in what looks increasingly like a three-way fight to finish third. If Chelsea win the Champions League final against Bayern Munich later this month, then fourth place will not be enough to qualify for next season's competition.

Hoilett will play out the rest of the season with Blackburn, but could then have the pick of a number of clubs, depending where he feels his future will be best served.

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