Tottenham have joined Arsenal in the race for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

The two north London clubs are now going head-to-head for the German after Mauricio Pochettino’s recruitment team stepped up their interest in the 22-year-old.

Goretzka has been on the Gunners’ radar for some time but Spurs have attended almost all of Schalke’s games in the past month, running the rule of one of their top targets.