€15m Tottenham & Arsenal target allowed to leave in January

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Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has once again admitted that Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal target Younes Belhanda will be allowed to leave the club.

The 22-year-old Moroccan midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions, with both Spurs and Turkish side Fenerbache reportedly chasing the 15-cap international.

Gunners chief Arsene Wenger has also been linked with a move for the player in the past, and Nicollin is happy to admit that an offer of €15 million would be enough to take the player away from the Stade de la Mosson.

"I will let him leave, and I think he wants to leave as well. If they rise to €15m, everything will go through," he said, according to Sky Sports.

The same website claims that Fenerbache had already agreed personal terms with the player, but are struggling to negotiate a fee with Montpellier - who are willing to let the player leave this month.

And, amidst the transfer uncertainty, L’Equipe claims Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has entered the race for the player’s signature.

With eight goals in 22 appearances for his current club this season, Belhanda would certainly provide goals from midfield at White Hart Lane if Spurs were able to lure the player to north London.

Arsenal, meanwhile, were first linked with a move for the player as long ago as last March, and The Evening Standard reports today that the player remains on the radar at the Emirates Stadium.

"I know Younes well and like him a lot. But I don't want to cause problems. Only Montpellier can decide where he goes," said the Gunners chief back in March, according to ESPN.

James McCarthy and Mohamed Diame are also being looked at by the Gunners, according to the paper, as Wenger considers his midfield options during the January transfer window.

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