Spurs & Arsenal target open to 'overseas' challenge

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham could be set for a transfer battle over Marvin Martin after he revealed he is now ready to leave France, reports talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old Sochaux midfielder has been included in France's Euro 2012 squad that will travel to Poland and Ukraine this summer, but once he returns from the major finals, is prepared to consider his options.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Martin having kept tabs on the player during his time in Ligue 1. However, Arsenal are likely to face competition for his signature after it emerged that Spurs are also keen to recruit him.

Harry Redknapp is on the lookout for players to improve his White Hart Lane squad, but, in addition to their arch rivals, will have to fight Valencia, Fenerbahce and Borussia Dortmund for the acquisition.

"I'm ready to go play overseas, but I have not made a decision about my future," said Martin in an interview with France Football. "I know there has been contact but I'm 100 per cent focused on France and the Euros.

"I do not know if something can be done before the Euros. If not, we will wait and see how things develop."

After joining Sochaux as a 14-year-old - ten years ago - Martin will think long and hard about where is long-term future will be best served. The Premier League will be an attractive proposition, but it remains to be seen whether it's with Arsenal or Tottenham.

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