Tottenham ‘to go toe-to-toe with arch-rivals Arsenal in shock transfer race for England star’ | The Sun

TOTTENHAM are ready to rival Arsenal in the race to sign Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi, according to reports.

Spurs are desperate to bolster their leaky defence under a new manager next term.

The North Londoners have already conceded 57 goals in the Premier League this season, including 15 in their last four games alone.

According to the Standard, Tottenham have identified Guehi as an ideal summer addition.

The former Chelsea starlet has shone for Palace this term, earning an England recall in March.

Guehi, 22, arrived at Selhurst Park from the Blues in an £18million switch in 2021, and would likely fetch the Eagles significantly more than that sum now.

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Cristian Romero and Eric Dier have been in poor form for Ryan Mason's side, while Clement Lenglet's loan from Barcelona is set to expire.

Tottenham are set to face stiff competition from fierce rivals Arsenal for Guehi's signature.

The Gunners are looking to bolster their centre-back options, having struggled without injured William Saliba.

Rob Holding has not been up to scratch, while £20m January signing Jakub Kiwior is yet to earn Mikel Arteta's full trust.

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In four recent matches without Saliba, Arsenal have conceded 11 goals and seen their title bid falter.

The French international has been suffering with a back issue since the Gunners' Europa League exit at the hands of Sporting Lisbon.

Saliba has been ruled out of tonight's clash with Chelsea.

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