Club Ready To Sell Brazilian Star To Arsenal, Chelsea Or Man Utd In £35m Deal
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Arthur as Gremio are ready to sell the midfielder for £35m
The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, Man Utd and Chelsea are linked with Arthur…
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Arthur as Gremio are ready to sell the midfielder to one of the English trio for £35m, according to the Daily Mail.
Arthur joined Gremio as a teenager and progressed through the youth ranks to emerged as one of the most exciting players in Brazilian football since breaking in to the first team set-up in 2015.
The 21-year-old is now an important player for Gremio having made 50 appearances over the last year while he was also called up to the senior Brazil squad for their recent World Cup qualifiers.
The midfielder has attracted strong interest from Barcelona and he was expected to complete a move to the Nou Camp after posing for a photo with the clubs shirt following a meeting with sporting director Robert Fernandez.
However, the Daily Mail claim this enraged Gremio as no deal had been agreed and the Brazilian outfit are now demanding Barcelona pay the full value of Arthur’s £45m release clause.
The Catalans have so far refused to meet those demands and have shelved their interest in Arthur until the summer after splashing out on Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina this month.
That’s opened the door for interested clubs here in the Premier League as the Daily Mail claim Gremio are now keen to do business with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea or Man Utd.
The trio have all been chasing Arthur in recent months and the newspaper says Gremio are willing to sell to one of the English clubs if they agree to pay around £35m for the midfielder’s signature.
That seems like a decent deal for a player of Arthur’s quality in today’s market so the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea or Man Utd could now be tempted to step-up their interest in the South American.
It would be a risk to wait until the summer as Arthur’s stock could rise if he impresses at the World Cup while Barcelona could also renew their interest so the English trio may need to act fast if they want to sign the central midfielder.