Ntep has been attracting huge interest from across Europe with Premier League sides Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all monitoring the French Under-21 international.

But according to Le10Sport, Arsenal and Roma are the leading contenders to sign Ntep with Auxerre willing to accept a deal in the region of £8.5m as financial difficulties continue to plague the club.

The Gunners have been courting the young star, 21, for a number of months as manager Arsene Wenger looks to add to his forward line in the upcoming transfer window.