Chelsea and Arsenal Set to Lock Horns Over Transfer of Prolific Frenchman

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Chelsea are leading the race to sign France international midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon this summer ahead of their bitter Premier League rivals Arsenal

Lyon midfielder has been heavily linked with an exit from French giants during the upcoming summer transfer window, with hosts of top European club have expressed interest in his signature.

Sky Bet have named Premier League champions as 7/4 favourites to bring in Tolisso,

The Gunners, meanwhile, are priced at 8/1, with Serie A champions Juventus at 18/1 and Manchester City at 25/1.

There have been suggestions that Antonio Conte sees Tolisso as a possible Replacement for Nemanja Matic who has been rumoured with a summer move to Man Utd, while Arsenal are in need for midfielder reinforcement following Granit Xhaka’s poor performances in his debut campaign.

However, Matic could remain at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues can sign Tolisso as a backup option for Serbian, who has won more tackles and made more interceptions per game than Tolisso this term.

Meanwhile, Tolisso’s teammate Alexandre Lacazatte has also emerged as a top summer target for both London giants which are desperate for attacking reinforcements following rumours linked their star players Diego Cota and Alexis Sanchez with an exit from England.