Arsenal and Spurs could go head-to-head over Sochaux’s Sebastien Corchia

Posted by - September 13, 2013 - Arsenal, France, Tottenham, Transfer News and Gossip

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a January transfer battle over French full-back Sebastien Corchia.

As we reported yesterday, the Sochaux right-back – also comfortable at left-back – has made it clear that a move in the next transfer window is a distinct possibility.

The 22-year-old was linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, but Spurs are also reportedly interested.

The Metro claims Andre Villas Boas’ scouts have been monitoring the France Under-21 international for some time and that a bid for the £7m-rated defender could be made in January.

They quote Corchia as saying: “I can leave Sochaux in January – the club have spoken with interested clubs.”

Corchia has also been tracked by Marseille and Lyon in recent months.