The two North London clubs are keen to get the signature of Yossi Benayoun, he became common knowledge that he was on the move after announcing it on Twitter yesterday.
Whilst in Tel Aviv, Benayoun tweeted: “I am supposed to fly in the morning to London to speak with Chelsea and try to close a contract in (sic) one of the teams mentioned.”
The talented midfield player impressed at West Ham and then Liverpool but has never settled at Stamford Bridge, this was largely down to injury problems.
The Israeli got off to a good pre-season but with the arrival Spanish star Juan Mata from Valencia it is clear there is no place for him at the Bridge.
It is thought that Benayoun has rejected a move to France where Lille were interested, which means it looks like he will be staying in London, just not with Chelsea.
By Scott Balaam