Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are set to battle it out in the race to sign Leeds star Archie Gray. 

Gray has caught the attention of the top-flight giants after his stellar performances in the Championship for Daniel Farke’s side, who fell just short of promotion last year. 

The 18-year-old made 52 appearances across the 2023-24 campaign and contributed with one goal and two assists as Leeds finished third. 

Now, three of the Premier League’s London rivals are preparing to make a move for the midfield maestro but will have to meet Leeds’ £30million asking price. 

Tottenham’s interest in Gray is understandable given the expected departure of defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg later in the transfer window. 

Leeds midfielder Archie Gray has caught the attention of three Premier League giants

Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham are one of the sides interested in signing Gray this summer

However, Spurs face battling it out with Mikel Arteta's Arsenal for the 18-year-old

Ange Postecoglou (left) and Mikel Arteta (right) will battle it out for the 18-year-old midfielder

Meanwhile, Chelsea have already begun their summer transfer business after completing the signings of Omari Kellyman and Estevao Willian.

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The Blues are also interested in signing Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, who turned down a proposed move to Brighton in hopes of joining the Blues. 

Gray, earlier in the season, sat down for an exclusive interview with Mail Sport and lifted the lid on his impressive campaign with the Whites.  

He said: ‘I’m lucky with the season and team that I’ve come in to because the experience I’m getting now is second to none. It’s my first time playing professional football and I’ve been lucky with the manager [Daniel Farke] trusting me and all the games I’ve had, I’m really grateful.

‘I’m lucky to have the teammates that I’ve got, the manager and his coaching staff, and also the people around me. I’ve enjoyed every moment of playing for Leeds, I’m still a kid and I’m taking in every experience. I love being around the team and I’m enjoying every moment.

Teenage midfielder Gray played a crucial role in Leeds' season, as they finished third

Teenage midfielder Gray played a crucial role in Leeds’ season, as they finished third

‘Ever since I was young I used to watch my dad (Andy) play and I heard about my uncle playing and my grandad Frank, I’ve always had to live up to it. My dad’s been really good with me for advice, but I’ve been very lucky that everything has come together for me.

‘Ever since I was 15 things have come at me so quickly, but I’ve just got to be grateful for what I’ve got and keep improving.’

Gray has been brought up in a family rich in footballing heritage. His dad Andy played for Leeds and a string of top clubs, while his uncle Eddie and grandad Frank are both Leeds legends. 

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