Arsenal and Chelsea set to battle for £20 million rated Brazilian wonderkid
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Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head in a bid to sign a Brazilian wonderkid.
It has been another busy transfer window for the two clubs from London.
Arsenal brought in the likes of Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and David Raya as Mikel Arteta targets another shot at the Premier League title.
Chelsea meanwhile continued their trend of spending huge money under Todd Boehly as they broke the British record to sign Moises Caicedo, adding to the likes of Romeo Lavia, Nicolas Jackson and Robert Sanchez.
Now, it has been reported that the two Premier League rivals are eyeing Corinthians youngster Gabriel Moscardo.
According to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, Arsenal have entered the race to join Chelsea as they continue to keep tabs on Moscardo.
The 17-year-old made his senior debut earlier in the year after coming through the ranks at Corinthians.
After producing some impressive cameos playing in the Brazilian Serie A, Moscardo has attracted interest from the Premier League.
During the summer transfer window, it was reported that Chelsea made a bid of around £20 million for Moscardo.
However, the offer was swiftly rejected by Corinthians, who are looking to make more than £20 million if they are to part ways with the highly-rated midfielder.
Although they have had a bid rebuffed, Chelsea are reportedly still very interested in signing the teenager and will be looking to reignite their interest next year.
According to Nicola, via Sport Witness, Chelsea’s bid to sign Moscardo has been hampered by the fact that the Gunners have now entered the race.
The report claimed that although Arsenal are already analysing the player’s development, they are yet to make a concrete approach.
In recent years, Arsenal have been exploring the Brazilian market when looking for promising players.
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