Sport.co.uk can confirm that the battle for the signature of Paris Saint Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has begun with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham and Everton tracking the talented Benin international.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has made a formal enquiry regarding the purchase of the enforcer and is, as things stand, the favourite to land the 26-year-old after the player signalled his intention to move to England.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has monitored the player for the last 18 months, but it is unknown whether the Gunners coach will strengthen in the January window.
Liverpool’s new director of football strategy, Damian Comolli, is a confirmed admirer and has also had the player watched on a number of occasions since joining the Reds. The Hammers and Toffees are also reportedly in the race for Sessegnon having made tentative enquiries.
Sessegnon confirmed last summer his intention to quit the French capital at the end of this season after two years at the turmoil-ridden Parc des Princes. Speaking to Sport.co.uk, a source close to the player revealed:
“I do not know if he will be staying at the moment. I could not say for sure. He could leave PSG.
“The Premier League is a serious option for him, and he would like to play there. So we will see.”