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Tottenham may now lead Youri Tielemans race as Arsenal lose - TBR View

Tottenham may now lead the Premier League race to sign Youri Tielemans, with previous reports claiming that he was growing increasingly confident of joining Arsenal this summer – but on one condition.

Spurs are now on the brink of booking their ticket to next season’s Champions League. They have overtaken Arsenal in the race for fourth spot in the Premier League.

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And with the Gunners’ defeat to Newcastle on Monday, Mikel Arteta’s men have thrown away their game in hand.

That means that all Tottenham need on the final day is a point. And the team standing between them and that result is bottom side Norwich City.

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Certainly, plenty of Arsenal fans will be throwing in the towel at this stage. And with that, Gunners fans will fear that they may be forced to set their sights slightly lower in the transfer window this summer.

It is a massive blow, particularly with some players seemingly well on their way towards joining. And one of those who seemed to be on the verge was Tielemans.

In fact, reports claimed that both Arsenal and Tielemans had started to expect a £40 million move to the Emirates to go through. However, there was one important catch.

Tottenham may now lead race for Youri Tielemans

The ‘incredible‘ Belgian wants to play in the Champions League. And if Arsenal missed out on qualifying, Real Madrid planned to make a move, according to The Sun.

At the time, it seemed unlikely that Arsenal would need to worry about that. But just 10 days later, it seems that Tielemans will have to move elsewhere if he wants to play in Europe’s premier competition.

And that is why Tottenham may now lead the race. Reports have suggested that Antonio Conte’s men also want the Leicester star. In fact, they apparently view him as a bigger priority than Christian Eriksen.

Not only may they be ready to take Arsenal’s spot in the top-four, but perhaps they may also be about to snatch Tielemans from their grasp also.

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