Arsenal & Spurs in battle for Poyet

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head-to-head over Diego Poyet - the son of former Chelsea midfielder Gus.

The north London giants are poised for battle in a huge derby later today (Sunday), but reports in The People claim they'll also be facing off in the transfer market.

Poyet is out of contract in the summer, and both the Gunners and Spurs - as well as West Ham United - are keen on adding the 18-year-old to their ranks.

Scouts have watched the player on a number of occasions since he made his debut for Charlton Athletic in January, and it remains to be seen whether the Addicks can keep the player beyond the end of the season.

Arsenal have a track record of bringing top Football League talent to the club, with a number of high-profile players making the move to the Emirates Stadium in the past.

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both arrived from outside the top flight, whilst Carl Jenkinson made the same move that Poyet might make when signing for the Gunners.

And, if Arsene Wenger can lure the teenager to Arsenal ahead of their rivals, it would be another coup for the Frenchman.

Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have fewer players making the step-up at White Hart Lane, with previous manager Andre Villas-Boas preferring to invest in players from abroad.

Things could be different under Tim Sherwood, who has given youth a chance at Spurs, but it's unclear if he'll still be in charge at the conclusion of the current campaign.

If not, then that could put Tottenham Hotspur at a disadvantage in the race to land the midfielder.

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