Report: Arsenal challenge Spurs for Quincy Promes

Austria's Florian Klein and Netherland's Qunicy Promes.

Arsenal challenge Tottenham for an 18-goal winger, say Russian reports.

England's Adam Lallana in action with Netherlands' Quincy Promes

Arsenal have joined the race to sign highly-rated Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, according to Russian website Izvestia.

The 24-year-old is making quite a name for himself in the Russian capital after netting 18 goals this past season, resulting in interest for the Dutchman.

Last week, it was reported by The Mail that Tottenham Hotspur had enquired about the Netherlands international but, according to Izvestia, the Gunners will challenge their bitter North London rivals for his signature this summer.

The report goes on to suggest that the former Twente ace is keen to test himself in the Champions League, but it claims that a move to the Premier League would be his preference.

Netherlands' Quincy Promes in action as Republic of Ireland's John O'Shea looks on

Spartak chief Sergei Rodionov confirmed to Lenta that the club had offered the jet-heeled schemer a new contract which would double his salary should he sign it.

Arsenal have already wrapped up a £35 million deal for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, but Jamie Vardy looks set to stay at Leicester City (BBC) despite manager Arsene Wenger triggering his £20 million buyout clause.

Tottenham, who finished one point behind Wenger and co last season in third, have been less active in the window so far, though they continue to be linked with plenty of players.

Holland's Arjen Robben celebrates scoring their second goal with Daley Blind (L) and Quincy Promes

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