Chelsea, Arsenal Lead Race for Toulouse Star Aurier

English Premier League teams Chelsea and Arsenal are both believed to be leading the race to sign Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier who has been starring in Ligue One this season.

The 21 year-old Ivorian was scouted at the weekend by Chelsea who saw Aurier's side go down to Lille in what was a narrow loss.

But they will have to face Arsenal if they want to sign the youngster who has attacked brilliantly when going forward for Toulouse this season with five goals and seven assists racked up already.

The Gunners want the player to replace Bacary Sagna who will most likely depart at the end of the season with the French international's contract expiring in the coming months.