Tottenham join Arsenal in Tariq Lamptey transfer chase as club consider summer swoop for 20-year-old Brighton star

NORTH London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are set to battle it out off the pitch for right-back Tariq Lamptey, according to reports.

The 20-year-old only joined Brighton from Chelsea in January 2020 but his stock has rapidly risen following a string of impressive performances.

Lamptey's current campaign has been hampered by injuries having been sidelined since December.

But his fitness concerns won't deter both Premier League clubs from making an audacious transfer swoop this summer.

The Seagulls are confident of hanging on to the rising star with the player penning a contract extension until 2025 in January.

The Daily Mail write how Brighton are unlikely to entertain any offers under £50million.

Spurs have prioritised signing a new right-back with Serge Aurier set for a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.

Owner Daniel Levy is eager to back incoming boss Paulo Fonseca but is likely to baulk at Brighton's asking price.

Arsenal are also interested with right-back becoming a problem area for Mikel Arteta with Hector Bellerin heading for the exit door.

The Gunners are already plotting a raid on Brighton having seen a £40m bid turned down for centre-back Ben White.

Graham Potter's side want £50m for the England international and Arsenal are expected to return with an improved offer.

Arteta eyes him as the perfect replacement for David Luiz after his contract expired.

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