Three-time Premier League champions Arsenal will have to contend with the threat of two London rivals in the bid to sign highly rated RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.
The 19-year-old has been earning rave reviews for his performances for German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig since the start of the season.
His form has propelled the German club to the top four places on the league table as RB Leipzig bid to return to the Champions League next season for only the second time in their history.
They made their debut in the Champions League last season after finishing second behind German champions Bayer Munich in the previous season.
Ibrahima Konate has been one of the breakout stars of the German Bundesliga this season and that has not gone unnoticed by the major Premier League sides.
ESPN revealed that two London clubs namely Chelsea and West Ham United have sent scouts to run the rule of the young centre back.
The Gunners’ interest in the player had earlier been established last week.
Arsenal have the worst defensive record in the top nine of the Premier League with 36 goals conceded in just 25 games and manager Unai Emery wants to correct that with signings ahead of next season.