Arsenal reportedly face competition from Chelsea in the race to sign Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele.

The Gunners have previously been linked with a move for Dembele, who is also said to be alerting the attention of the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. 

And according to 90min, Chelsea are also keen on signing the highly rated 16-year-old and will make contact with Celtic once their transfer ban is lifted. 

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Dembele is a hugely exciting talent, and the 16-year-old is regarded as one of Celtic’s brightest prospects.

The winger made his senior debut against Hearts at the end of last season, while injury has disrupted his push for first-team football this campaign.

Arsenal have a slight advantage over Chelsea in the race for the teenager given how the Blues are currently banned from signing any players in the January transfer window.

The Gunners therefore could test Celtic with an approach in the New Year and swoop in ahead of Chelsea, who would be unable to compete unless their ban is lifted. 

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