Arsenal and Chelsea Set to Lock Horns Over Transfer of £20m Serie A Midfielder

According to the Italian media outlet Tuttosport, Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea battle for the signature of  Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who is on loan at Inter Milan. It’s believed, that Arsene Wenger’s side have already had a £11.5m bid rejected which is well short of the reported asking price of €25m which equates to a fee in excess of £20m.

The Croatia international has played an integral part in Inter’s challenge to finish in the Champions League spots this season, scoring six goals in 27 appearances. The midfielder has made 29 interceptions and 28 tackles in 24 Serie A showings this season, which illustrates his willingness to help out his defence. The 5ft11 player has also created 29 chances and made three assists, completed 929 passes, via Squawka, with a pass accuracy of 82%, of which 79% were forward passes.

Brozovic was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in January but the Gunners preferred to sign Mohamed Elneny instead of him. Brozovic’s transfer to Chelsea seems also unlikely, as it reminds to be seen who will be the next manager of the defending English champions.

It’s believed that the Croatian will make a permanent move to the San Siro in the summer and it seems less likely Inter to sell him after two impressive seasons under Roberto Mancini at the Italian side.

Asked about his possible departure the 23-year-old claimed – “For now, I am an Inter player and I will behave as such.”

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