Tyrone Mings attracting Arsenal and Chelsea interest

Tyrone Mings (right) in Championship action. (©GettyImages)

Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the race to sign Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings, who has also been watched closely by Crystal Palace.

The Sunday Mirror reports that the 21-year-old left-back is attracting widespread interest in the Premier League after a series of impressive performances at Portman Road for Mick McCarthy's side.

Mings - a former trainee at Southampton - is making a name for himself in the Championship after being released by the south coast club in 2009, and now looks set to return to the top-flight when the transfer window reopens in January.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on the full-back's development as he considers an attempt to lure the talented youngster to the Emirates Stadium.

Kieran Gibbs has cemented his place on the left side of Arsenal's defence, but with question marks still surrounding the capability of Spaniard Nacho Monreal there could be an opening for Mings in north London in the future.

Rival interest

However, Jose Mourinho is also believed to be keen on the £2.5 million rated star, and could rival Wenger for the player's signature at the turn of the year.

With Cesar Azpilicueta and Filipe Luis both currently fighting for a starting spot in Mings's favoured position at Stamford Bridge though, it's unlikely the Tractor Boy will gain much playing action in west London.

A move to Crystal Palace would almost certainly hand Mings a more realistic chance of securing regular first-team football in the Premier League, with Neil Warnock another confirmed admirer of the marauding defender's potential.

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