Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sing Udinese midfielder Allan Marques Loureiro, according to several reports.
The Metro reported that Premier League leaders Chelsea are keeping close tabs on Allan Marques Loureiro who has also been targeted by other top European sides inducing Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
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Chelsea already have several Brazilian stars namely Ramires, Oscar and Willian and could add another Brazilian talent in the summer window.
Jose Mourinho currently has Nemanja Matic, Ramires and John Obi Mikel for the holding midfield position and adding another midfielder could mean a departure of veteran Mikel who has been struggling since the start of the season.
The 24-year-old has been displaying an exceptional game since the start of the season. He has been a regular starter for the Serie A side.
His current contract will expire next year and the player has no plans to sign any new deal if a top European club show further interest in him.
The player who has played 64 league games since his move from Deportivo Maldonado could be available for 10 million pounds.
While Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also keeping tabs on the situation as the Frenchman is keen to bolster his midfield in the summer.Also Read: Arsenal eyeing Roma defender Kostas Manolas
Columnist: Shah Arsalan