ARSENAL are reportedly preparing to hijack Ange Postecoglou's first transfer target as Tottenham boss in the form of Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson.
Postecoglou, 57, was unveiled as Spurs' new manager earlier this week following a dismal campaign for the club.
The Lilywhites finished eighth in the Premier League table, missing out on European football next season.
And they could be set to lose talisman Harry Kane as Real Madrid and Manchester United circle for his signature.
Ex-Celtic head coach Postecoglou has a big job on his hands to turn things around in North London.
And one of his first moves was mooted to be the acquisition of Galatasaray centre-back Nelsson.
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The Dane, 24, has featured 80 times across two seasons for the Turkish giants since moving from Copenhagen.
And he played an integral part in Galatasaray clinching their first league title in four years last month.
He has also received 10 caps for the Denmark national team.
Spurs are in the market for central defenders as Davinson Sanchez looks set to depart the club.
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And Nelsson has been eyed as an affordable option given his £21.5million release clause – even though bids tabled so far have failed to exceed £13m.
But Fanatik are now reporting that Arsenal are set to enter the race for the Scandinavian.
Mikel Arteta's men are in the market for a host of players including Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo, as well as Chelsea man Kai Havertz.
And Nelsson's defensive quality would be a welcome addition to the Gunners' squad – with Arteta eyeing another Premier League title challenge next season.
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