Arsenal face competition for Nottingham Forest defender Jamal Lascelles.

The People says the Gunners are desperate to tie up the £2million signing of Nottingham Forest's defensive wonderkid Lascelles - and beat off interest from Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger's top spies have had centre-back Lascelles in their sights for the past year but now know they are up against stiff opposition from other Premier League clubs, including the Blues.