Betting: Tottenham and Arsenal listed as 8/1 outsiders to sign Ryan Bertrand

Victor Moses of Chelsea and Ryan Bertrand of Southampton battle for posession during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 16, 2017 in...

The Southampton ace has been linked to Manchester City, but Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have a chance of signing him too, according to the bookies.

Charlie Austin and Ryan Bertrand of Southampton clap the fans after the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton,...

Popular sports betting company BETVICTOR have installed bitter rivals Tottenham and Arsenal as 8/1 outsiders in the race to sign Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.

The 28-year-old moved to St Mary's from Chelsea in February 2015, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £10 million, having spent the previous six months on loan with the Saints.

He has fully established himself as one of the division's best left-sided defenders during his time on the south coast, and Southampton will be desperate to keep hold of him.

Ryan Bertrand of Southampton runs with the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Southampton at Vitality Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

That will be easier said than done, however, with the Daily Mail reporting that Manchester City are closely monitoring Bertrand, with a view to making a January bid for the left-back.

The Citizens are unsurprisingly favourites to sign the England international in January, with BETVICTOR listing them at 3/1 to win the race for his signature.

Ryan Bertrand of Southampton tackles Joe Allen of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Somewhat surprisingly, however, BETVICTOR list both Spurs and the Gunners as 8/1 outsiders to obtain the Saints man's signature.

Quite where he would fit in at either club is unclear, with both teams fairly well stocked in the left-back department.

Following Virgil van Dijk's big money move to Liverpool, Saints fans will be dreading the thought of another one of their key men leaving the club, but with the January transfer window just around the corner, that seems like it could be a very real possibility.

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