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Report: Arsenal to battle with Tottenham for Portuguese winger

Arsenal and Tottenham are leading the race for Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to Squawka.

The report claims the two London rivals are locked in a transfer battle for the 21-year-old Portugal international, but also face competition from Manchester United and Chelsea.

The news website goes on to suggest the Turkish giants want Bruma to sign a new contract with a €25m release clause, but the player has been stalling the negotiations.

His current contract expires in the summer of 2018.

The former Sporting Lisbon winger, who spent last season on loan at Spanish side Real Sociedad, has started the season very well, scoring two goals and providing 3 assists in 7 appearances for Galatasaray so far.

It seems like his good form has attracted the attention of some top European clubs and a January transfer could well be on the cards.

Arsenal strengthened their attack with the acquisition of Lucas Perez last summer, but could probably do with another option on the wings, especially considering the fact that Alexis Sanchez has mostly been used up front this season.

Bruma’s primary position is on the left wing, so he’d be a useful option to have in the squad.