Arsenal and Chelsea plot Kaan Kurt transfer as teenager impresses in German fourth tier

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea could be set for a summer showdown as the pair reportedly chase youngster Kaan Kurt from German fourth tier Borussia Monchengladbach II.

Kurt, 18, has established himself with the Bundesliga’s reserve side this season, earning a call-up to Germany’s U19 set-up.

The teenager, who also has three caps for Turkey’s U17’s, operates primarily as an attacking right-back, but has also been played on the left.

The Sun report that a deal for Kurt would cost around £4m, with the player’s contract not up with Gladbach until 2022.

Arsenal are not thought to have the money to make any marquee signings this summer, but may look to add some cheaper prospects to their ranks.

Kaan Kurt of Borussia Moenchengladbach II is being tipped for a move to a Premier League giant
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The Gunners and the Blues are both also believed to be keen on Turkish youngster Orkun Kokcu from Feyenoord.

According to to Voetbal International journalist Martijn Krabbendam, the 19-year-old midfielder’s representatives have already received word from Arsenal, while Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to bolster his midfield.

One man who has an insight on Kokcu is former Feyenoord manager and ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, who states that the Turkish star is good enough to make the move to the English top flight.

Kurt is capped at German youth levels up to U19

He told Goal: “He would need to adjust because the step to Arsenal and the Premier League is totally different when you compare it to Holland.

“The pace of the game, the quality, the intensity is a lot higher. But he has the ability.

“He is a player who has the personality to want to improve, he always wants to do better.

Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu is also being linked with Arsenal and Chelsea

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