Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas
Arsenal and Chelsea face a fight to land Clasie. REUTERS

Arsenal and Chelsea target Jordy Clasie is working out the details of a contract extension with his current club, according to technical director Martin van Geel.

Clasie has starred for Feyenoord since moving from the German side's youth team to the seniors, and has attracted attention from numerous European clubs as a result.

At just 20 years old, the midfielder is seen as a future prospect, and Arsenal and Chelsea have both been credited with scouting Clasie.

But van Geel believes that contract talks are in the final stages with the Dutchman, with the chief hoping to warn off interest from Premier League clubs such as the Gunners and the Blues.

"The talks with Jordy are now approaching the final stage," Van Geel told NUSport. "It is now a case of working out the smaller details of the contract."

Arsenal are on the lookout for new talent coming up to the January transfer window, and after losing Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas in the summer, the north London club will be looking to continue building on their midfield.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have suffered from disappointing results of late, and Andre Villas-Boas is under the pump to build significantly and challenge for trophies within his first season in charge of the club.

And both Arsenal and Chelsea are far from assured a place in the Champions League next season, as both sides compete with one another, Tottenham, surprise success Newcastle and the two Manchester clubs for a top four spot.

The transfer window will no doubt be an exciting time for both clubs, and if a deal falls through for Clasie at his current club, the youngster could be the subject of a transfer tussle as sides line up for his services.