Arsenal and Tottenham are set to battle it out for the signature of winger Gelson Martins, according to Sport Witness.

Martins is set to become a free agent after winding down his contract at Sporting Lisbon and several media outlets in Portugal had been linking him with a transfer to Benfica.

However it now appears that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards for the winger.

Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias has claimed that despite Benfica’s approach for Martins, negotiations didn’t develop and that the winger’s agent Ulisses Santos is keen on getting his player a move to England.

Arsenal have already made two €30m offers for the player, but with the player set to become a free agent, they could be joined in the race by their North London rivals Tottenham.

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Martins is among a host of Sporting Lisbon players who are revolting against the club after a troubled season which even saw players  assaulted at a training session last month.

Sporting finished seventh in the league last season, three points off a European spot and 36 points behind champions Porto.

However Martins enjoyed a good season personally, scoring 13 goals and laying on 13 assists.