Report: Arsenal muscle in on Tottenham's interest in Napoli ace Amadou Diawara

Players of SSC Napoli Christian Maggio, Amadou Diawara and Lorenzo Insigne show their disappointment after UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Napoli and RB Leipzig at the Stadio...

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing the Napoli midfielder.

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli in action during the TIM Cup match between SSC Napoli and Juventus FC at Stadio San Paolo on April 5, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

Tottenham will face competition from Arsenal in the race to sign Napoli ace Amadou Diawara in the summer, according to Italian media outlet Rai Sports.

Corriere dello Sport reported two days ago that Mauricio Pochettino has identified the 20-year-old as the ideal addition to his squad, as he looks to inject some youth into his midfield ranks.

Rai Sports claim that that Spurs will face stiff competition from the Gunners in their bid to sign Diawara, though.

Is the Guinean better to suited to Tottenham or Arsenal?

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli at Etihad Stadium on October 17,...

The 20-year-old is an orthodox central midfielder by trade, with an exceptional engine, and he possesses the kind of attributes and potential that could make him the ideal long-term replacement for Mousa Dembele at Spurs.

Pochettino has become well-renowned for signing young players with plenty of talent, and moulding them into the type of player he wants to play for his side.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have a wealth of options in central midfield, although with Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey's futures at the Emirates far from certain, it would be no surprise to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his midfield ranks.

Player of SSC Napoli Amadou Diawara vies with Atalanta BC player Bryan Cristante during the TIM Cup match between SSC Napoli and Atalanta BC on January 2, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Diawara is valued at £15.7 million, according to Transfer Markt, and that would represent excellent value in today's ludicrously inflated market.

Quite where the Napoli ace will end up remains to be seen, but whichever club can offer more assurances of first-team football will surely hold the advantage in the race to obtain his signature.

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