By Will Butcher

Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes has alerted North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal after a breakdown in contract talks, according to Russian reports.

The Dutch flyer, 24, has been in excellent form this season, scoring an impressive 18 goals in 31 appearances for the Russian side.

But according to Russian outlet Izvestia, Quincy is now pursuing his options, alerting both Tottenham and Arsenal.

Quincy told Izvestia: “I was negotiating with Spartak to extend the contract, but they are now discontinued. Maybe it is now time to move on.”

Football Insider reported last week that Spurs were the front runners to land Quincy, who told Izvestia that he wanted to challenge himself in the Champions League and would prefer a move to England.

Arsenal are ready to hijack any move that Spurs make for Quincy as they step up plans to reinforce their attack.

Spartak have not given up hope of keeping their top-scorer, after general director Sergei Rodionov confirmed to Lenta that the club had offered Quincy a new deal that would double his original salary.

Quincy has become a real fans’ favourite since signing for the Russian outfit for £11million in 2014, scoring an impressive 31 goals in 58 appearances during his time in the capital.

Arsenal have already made one signing this summer in £34milliion man Granit Xhaka, whilst Mauricio Pochettino has not yet recruited anyone although the latest Tottenham transfer news is that they are about to make their first signing of the summer.