The North London rivals are set to battle it out for Matija Nastasic…
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Both Arsenal and their bitter rivals Spurs have asked Premier League champions Manchester City about the possibility of signing 21-year-old centre-back Matija Nastasic before the transfer window closes this evening, reports the Guardian.
City would prefer to offload the young Serbian permanently, but Tottenham and Arsenal are mainly interested in signing Nastasic on loan.
The Gunners badly need a backup centre-half, while Tottenham could bring in Nastasic to compete with Younes Kaboul and new signing Federico Fazio for a starting spot.
It’s unclear though whether City would be prepared to sell to a potential title rival, and could therefore prepare to send Nastasic to Tottenham instead of Arsenal.