Arsenal and Chelsea on warpath for Nathaniel Chalobah

Nathaniel ChalobahNathaniel Chalobah is a target for two London rivals – Arsenal and Chelsea.

Chalobah is now an integral part of Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21 set-up and a certainty to play for the Young Lions in the European Championship in Israel in June.

While the 18-year-old’s international future is now settled – he also qualified for Sierra Leone as he was born in Freetown – he could be involved in a tug-of-war at club level.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may make an offer having been impressed by the Chelsea midfielder’s performances while he was on loan at Watford.

The Gunners can offer Chalobah the lure of immediate first-team football when his spell at Vicarage Road ends in May, while he would still be some way down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge when next season kicks off.

In the meantime, Chalobah belives his football education will be enhanced at this summer’s finals.

England have one more friendly warm-up when they take on Austria at Brighton tonight and Chalobah is hoping he can help them continue their astonishing recent run of eight successive wins, producing 18 goals without conceding.

“We will try to put out a good performance again and keep the run going,” said Chalobah, who can operate as a defender or central midfielder. “All the lads are ready and prepared for the game – and for this summer.

“It would be a great achievement for me to get to Israel. It’s a big achievement just playing for the Under-21s, but getting to the finals is even better. It shows how well my season has been going if I manage to make the squad.”

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