Chelsea Open Talks To Hijack Arsenal’s Move For South American Ace

By on March 23, 2015

The January transfer window is now closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with Arsenal target Charles Aranguiz…

Chelsea have made an approach to try and hijack Arsenal’s move for Chilean international midfielder Charles Aranguiz, according to reports.

Aranguiz currently plays for Internacional in the Brasileirão and caught the eye with some excellent performances for Chilean at last summers World Cup Finals where he helped his country to the last-16 knockout round.

Reports over the weekend from Brazil claimed that Arsenal were lining-up a move for the midfielder with Alexis Sanchez encouraging Arsene Wenger to bring his compatriot to the Emirates this summer.

It seems the Gunners will now face some stiff competition as the Metro are reporting today that Chelsea have now opened talks over a potential deal to take Aranguiz to Stamford Bridge and are ready to table a formal £4.3m offer.

However, while the Blues may be confident of wrapping up a deal, Jose Mourinho may have to up his offer as the Gunners are believed to be willing to pay £5.5m for the Chilean’s signature.

Aranguiz is a tough midfielder who is usually deployed in the centre of the park but can also play out on either wing, so he’d certainly give either Mourinho or Wenger plenty of options if they were able to sign him this summer.

The 25-year-old has 31 international caps so he should have no problem getting a work permit but any buying club could run into trouble agreeing a fee considering 70% of his economic rights are owned by a third party.

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Talks between clubs and third parties are notoriously difficult so Arsenal and Chelsea will have to use their best negotiating skills in order to get a deal agreed for the midfielder.

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