Arsenal will rival Tottenham to sign 24-year-old La Liga attacker – report

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out to sign FC Barcelona forward Andre Gomes, according to a report

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out to sign FC Barcelona forward Andre Gomes, according to a report in Italy.

Italian website Gianluica Di Marzio, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Arsenal are one of two clubs interested in a swoop to sign the Portuguese attacker.

The story goes on reveal that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on a deal to sign Gomes to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new campaign.

The same article states that the former Valencia star is rated at around £35m (€40m), which would be a significant transfer fee for Arsenal and Spurs.

Gianluca Di Marzio suggest that Serie A giants Juventus could enter the race to sign the 24-year-old attacker in the current transfer window.

Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the second successive campaign.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 but Arsenal have changed management for the first time in 22 seasons.

Arsenal lost 3-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley last term.

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