Daily Express is reporting that Arsenal and Fulham are battling for Aston Villa defender Matthew Lowton.
The 23-year-old joined Villa from Sheffield United last summer, and has largely impressed in his first ever Premier League campaign.
His solid displays at Villa Park have not gone unnoticed, with Fulham and Arsenal reportedly keen on the talented full-back.
The Gunners see Lowton as an excellent long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna, but it appears that the promise of regular playing time has seen Fulham move to the front of the queue.
Martin Jol has yet to decide whether to make Sacha Riether’s loan move permanent, and he might just opt to sign Lowton instead.
The talented defender is valued at £5 million, and he is likely to be available for sale if the Villans go down at the end of the season.
Lowton has bagged 2 goals in 34 Premier League matches this term, scoring a screamer in the 3-1 victory over Stoke at Britannia.