Report: Chuba Akpom ready to leave Arsenal with Leeds United and Celtic locked in battle to sign him

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United and Celtic are looking to add to their striking options, with Arsenal's Akpom an alleged target.

Striker Chuba Akpom is ready to leave Arsenal in search of first team football, with Leeds United and Celtic 'locked in battle' to sign him, according to The Daily Mirror.

The highly-rated England Under-21 international still has two years left on his Arsenal contract, but is struggling to make a breakthrough with Arsene Wenger's side.

Chuba Akpom of Arsenal celebrates after winning a penalty which lead to his sides second goal during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on...Chuba Akpom of Arsenal celebrates

And Leeds and Celtic are reportedly ready to take him off their hands on a permanent basis.

Leeds are expected to lose last season's top scorer Chris Wood to Burnley this week, in a deal which is rumoured to be worth around £15 million.

Celtic meanwhile are said to be keen to strengthen their existing strikeforce, which comprises Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele - and will no doubt have one eye on life after the latter, who has been linked with a string of Europe's top clubs.

Akpom has been with Arsenal since the age of six, but has only made 10 senior appearances for the Gunners, who have farmed him out to six different Football League clubs on loan.

Chuba Akpom of Hull City takes a selfie after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London,...Chuba Akpom of Hull City celebrates

The 21-year-old was part of Hull City and Brighton sides promoted from the Championship over the past two seasons, but only scored three goals in 46 combined league appearances.

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