Tottenham are ‘working on the operation’ for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram but could face competition from Arsenal for him.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who name Tottenham and Arsenal among the clubs interested in the Frenchman today.

They explain that Borussia are looking to secure a sale in January as Thuram is out of contract in the summer and unlikely to sign a new deal.

January is therefore their last opportunity to secure a fee for the player and they would like to bring in a fee of around €10m for their man.

That’s a figure that numerous clubs would be more than happy to pay and there is a growing list of them who are open to making a move.

Tottenham are one of those who are ‘working on the operation’, and ‘ditto Arsenal’, with it currently unclear where he could end up.

What is obvious is that he will be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach before the end of the window.

Much is likely to rest on how he does at the World Cup with France, where his performances could not only increase his asking price but also add more suitors to the queue.

The London duo are facing big competition either way, with Bayern Munich believed to be leading the chase but other European giants such as Juventus, Inter Milan and Marseille are also in the mix.

It should prove to be an interesting battle for a hot property available at a more than interesting price, and both Arsenal and Tottenham are very much trying to make sure it is they who end up getting him.