Chelsea, Arsenal & Spurs scouting Belgian starlets

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all on the trail of the latest pair of Belgian starlets to be tipped for the big time and sent scouts see them turn out for Anderlecht.

Accordning to the Evening Standard, the Premier League trio are mightily keen on Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans after both broke into the Belgian club's first team and quickly made themselves crucial members.

Praet is the senior of the two and the 19-year-old has become an influential creative player in the side over the past two seasons, but there is even greater excitement over Tielemans.

At just 16 years old he has become a major part f the first team and was making his second Champions League start in the match the Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs scouts were present at.

PSG were the opponents and the Belgians were humiliated 5-0 at home, but one result is unlikely to dull the interest of the three London clubs in the two young stars.

Arsene Wenger has a tradition of blooding young talent at Emirates Stadium and both Praet and Tielemans are the kind of intelligent, technical players the Arsenal boss usually goes in for.

However, the Gunners have an abundance of midfield talent at their disposal at the moment, wtih record signing Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky all vying for a starting berth in the attacking midfield positions, this is before the return from injury of Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is still sanctioning large sums to be spent on stars, but he has given manager Jose Mourinho the remit to target more promising, less experienced players.

Tielemans and Praet would join compatriots Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Thorgan Hazard on the books at Stamford Bridge.

Andre Villas-Boas also has a few Belgians at White Hart Lane in the form Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele.

The Spurs boss has also infused his squad with some exciting young talent by using the money from the £85million sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

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