Arsenal and Spurs battle it out for French ace

Arsenal and Tottenham are to battle it out for the signature of SM Caen striker Yoan Gouffran. The player is more than likely to leave the club this summer after admitting he wanted to play European football. (Sun Quest)

The Frenh under-21 international was a key part of the Caen team that earned promotion from Ligue 2 side, in which he was named player of the season. Juande Ramos and Arsene Wenger are both very keen on bringing Gouffran to the Premier League but it is also thought several French teams are also interested.

A source close to Gouffran said: "Yoan took note of the willingness of Bordeaux. There are other clubs that have also made proposals. He will study them all and decide without rushing into anything.

I have only seen video clips of Gouffran but I must say he looks a real prospect. He is only 22-years old and there is no doubt he has big future ahead of him, but where that lies, nobody really knows. I personally hope he opts for a move to England, simply because I would see more of the player.