Premier League giants eyeing France international.
London trio Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham are all chasing Ligue 1 star Etienne Capoue, reports talkSPORT.
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The Toulouse midfielder has been one of the standout players for the high-flying French outfit this season and is also attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Monaco.
Toulouse could be willing to cash-in on the tough-tackler this month and the club are understood to be happy with the prospect of a bidding war for the 24-year-old.
Capoue, who made his international debut for France last month, primarily plays at defensive midfield – a position both Arsenal and Chelsea need to reinforce.
The Gunners are still without Abou Diaby, who injured his thigh against Chelsea in October and have been relying on the creative Mikel Arteta to protect the back four in recent months.
The Blues are set to lose Jon Obi Mikel for the African Cup of Nations this week and, with Oriel Romeu a long-term injury casualty, interim boss Rafa Benitez would welcome Capoue to Stamford Bridge.
West Ham, meanwhile, have shown their willingness to spend this month, as boss Sam Allardyce looks to secure a top ten finish in the Premier League.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has already showed his intentions in the market by signing Joe Cole and Marouane Chamakh and seems determined to help the club challenge for a top-half finish.
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