Tottenham are ready to rival Arsenal for the signature of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to reports.
The Gunners were first linked with the France international last summer and have renewed their interest ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
However, Mikel Arteta's side will face competition for his signature - including from their arch-rivals.
The appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as Spurs' new manager was confirmed last week, and the Portuguese - working with sporting director Fabio Paratici - is keen to get some new faces into the building.
Aouar is among the players Tottenham are targeting as Nuno seeks to bolster his midfield options ahead of next season.
Lyon demanded £55.5m for their captain last summer, but Aouar is available for a significantly cheaper fee this time around.
The current price stands at around £25m, although Lyon could extract a larger sum from buyers if a bidding war between multiple clubs ensues.
Tottenham are happy to meet the asking price as it stands, leaving Arsenal left to sweat.
Mikel Arteta has identified central midfield as an area in need of strengthening this summer.
Aouar is viewed as an ideal partner for Thomas Partey, who joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid last summer.
Both Tottenham and Arsenal are looking to kick on from disappointing campaigns in 2020/21.
The Gunners failed to qualify for European football for the first time since 1996, while Spurs missed out on the Champions League for the second season in succession.
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