Argentina’s World Cup hero Alexis Mac Allister ‘interested in Arsenal or Tottenham transfer as he eyes Brighton move’

ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER is attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, according to reports.

The Brighton star excelled at the World Cup with Argentina, laying on a brilliant assist in the final.

GettyAlexis Mac Allister lifted the World Cup in Qatar[/caption]

Following the midfielder’s impressive tournament, the Seagulls are braced for plenty of interest in their star man.

According to Spanish paper AS, Arsenal are set to test Brighton’s resolve.

The Gunners would like to add more depth in midfield, with Albert Sambi Lokonga and Mohamed Elneny their only deputies for first choice pair Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka.

Sky Sports add that Tottenham have held an interest in the 23-year-old since before the tournament.

Spurs have recently done business with Brighton, signing Yves Bissouma for £25million last summer.

They are set to be active in the January market, as they aim to prove to Antonio Conte that they are willing to meet his spending demands.

Spurs are in talks to extend the Italian’s contract beyond the end of this season, but Conte wants reassurances that he will have plenty of cash to splash.

A Telegraph report claims that Spurs will look to sign two players in January – a defender and a creative midfielder.

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Mac Allister would fit the bill for the latter, and could link up with former team-mate Bissouma and international pal Cristian Romero in North London.

The World Cup winner joined Brighton in January 2019.

He initially had loan spells back in Argentina with Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors, before becoming a regular for the Seagulls.

Mac Allister has made 86 appearances in total for the South Coast side, and has added goals to his game this season.

He scored five times in 14 Premier League outings prior to the World Cup break

Tottenham and Arsenal could face stiff competition for Mac Allister’s signature in the shape of Atletico Madrid.

AS’ report adds that boss Diego Simeone wants to link up with his compatriot, in a move that would unite Mac Allister with international team-mates Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa and Nahuel Molina.

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