Tottenham to reportedly compete with Chelsea and Arsenal for Ligue 1 star

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign Giannelli Imbula from Marseille, but Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly interested.

Giannelli Imbula is reportedly a target of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Sun claim that all three London Premier League clubs will do battle with QPR for the French international in January.

The 22-year-old midfielder is currently playing at Marseille and could be available for £12 million in the new year.

The French youth international has been one of his side's best performers under new manager Marcelo Bielsa, as his energy has fitted in well with the side's high-tempo style.

A move to the Premier League could now be on for the prospect, with a number of England's top clubs on the hunt.

Chelsea's French scout Guy Hillion watched Marseille play this weekend, as the Blues decide whether or not to make a bid.

Imbula would be unlikely to make the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge, but he could be an important team for the Gunners.

Arsenal have lacked a midfield presence and Imbula's addition could help them out in that respect.

The likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini have struggled to make the grade so far this campaign and Imbula could prove to be the upgrade that they desperately need.

Spurs, meanwhile, have had greater problems in attacking areas, but Mauricio Pochettino is still trying to tighten up the defence and Imbula's arrival could make his task easier. 

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