​North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are set to battle it out once again, but this time in the race to sign highly-rated German defender Lukas Klostermann, according to German newspaper ​Bild.


Klostermann currently plys his trade in Germany for Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, who Arsenal have already contacted over a possible move for the 20-year-old.

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The Gunners are desperately in pursuit of a centre-back to solve their injury crisis in defence with now Gabriel joining both Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny on the sidelines.


Meaning Wenger only has youngsters Callum Chambers and Rob Holding fit to play at the back less than a week before their Premier League opener against Liverpool.


The North London side have also been linked with a move for fellow German Shkodan Mustafi and have reportedly opened talks with West Brom over the potential transfer of Jonny Evans.

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However, they have now registered an interest in Lukas Klostermann who Spurs are also believed to be chasing as another option at the back.


The German is currently representing his national side Germany at the Olympics in Brazil; following a long season with RB Leipzig.


Klostermann operates in the middle of defence but can also play a role at right-back, very much similar to Arsenal's new signing Rob Holding, who signed last month from Bolton.

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The Bundesliga man is one of Germany's most promising talents which sees him come with a high valuation of £25m, meaning he will not come cheap for either London based side.


Arsenal may opt for a cheaper alternative that will preferably come with more experience than the four matches Klostermann played in the Bundesliga 2 last year, before Leizig gained promotion to the Bundesliga.

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