Arsenal in African striker fight with Spurs

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are among the Premier League clubs being linked with a move for Nigerian striker Uche Nwofor.

The 21-year-old scored ten goals for VVV Venlo in the Eredivisie last season, but couldn’t stop his side from sliding out of the Dutch top flight.

His form was rewarded with an international call-up from the Super Eagles, and he nearly joined CSKA Moscow back in January.

However, a move to Russia failed to materialise, and now the Daily Star claims Premier League clubs are keen on bringing the player to England.

Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle United are the clubs mooted by the paper, which also claims that Chelsea were keen on signing the player before his move to Holland in 2011.

The Gunners have already added a striker this summer, with Yaya Sanogo moving to the Emirates Stadium from Auxerre.

However, Arsene Wenger remains relatively light in the position, and would love to add some additional depth to Arsenal attack.

Tottenham Hotspur are another side short of attacking options, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor the only strikers available at White Hart Lane.

Andre Villas-Boas had been chasing Christian Benteke earlier in the summer, but after missing out on the Belgian, he now appears keen to bring a player dubbed ‘the new Benteke’ to north London.

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