Bidding War Set To ‘Start This Week’ As Arsenal And PL Rival Battle It Out For 10M Rated Defender

Bidding War Set To ‘Start This Week’ As Arsenal And PL Rival Battle It Out For 10M Rated Defender

Arsenal and Burnley could go head to head in the race to sign Stoke City centre-back Nathan Collins, according to the Sun.

The 19-year-old is being tracked by the Gunners but it is believed that Burnley will have the edge in the battle to sign him before the January transfer window closes.

After a takeover, manager Sean Dyche has money to spend and the Sun claims that bidding for Collins could “start this week” with the Clarets prepared to pay as much as £10m for the defender.


Arsenal reportedly don’t have that level of funds to shell out on the Republic of Ireland Under 21 international and, with Stoke tipped to demand a sizeable figure for the teenager, the London club could miss out on the player.

Collins is a highly rated young defender and has been heavily linked with Manchester United over the past year, while Crystal Palace are also believed to be keen on the centre-half.

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