Tottenham to battle Arsenal for £50m-rated Crystal Palace star in the summer- sources

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Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United will all be looking to add defensive reinforcement in the summer.

Four Premier League clubs will battle for the signature of Crystal Palace and England centre-back Marc Guehi, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 23-year-old has developed into one of England's best defenders and broken into Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad recently.

Tottenham and Arsenal were both interested in him in the summer but LondonWorld sources have said Guehi turned down the chance to move once he found that he was being pursued as a backup and not as first choice. Both teams will return for him again in the summer, LondonWorld has been told.

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Liverpool and Manchester United are also keen to build their defence around the former Chelsea defender.

The summer transfer window is still some months away but there is interest from clubs who are beginning to plan for when the window opens. For Palace, sources say they are willing to listen to offers for the defender who still has two years left on his current deal, but they will demand a fee in the region of £50million for his services.

According to ESPN, Palace are also assessing options in Europe for potential replacements for Guehi, with Valencia's Cristhian Mosquera, Peterborough United's Ronnie Edwards and Leicester City's Harry Souttar all linked with a move to south London.

Guehi is facing some time on the sidelines following knee surgery. He has made 22 appearances in the Premier League this season.

On the field, the Eagles have appointed Oliver Glasner to replace Roy Hodgson. The Austrian manager has won one and lost the other in the first two games he's been in charge of.

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