Chelsea and Arsenal set to battle for Serie A star midfielder

Marcelo Brozovic
Marcelo Brozovic

Reports from Italy say that that Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in bringing Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to the Premier League.

Gazzetta dello Sport say that a host of new arrivals at Inter mean that the Croatian international is no longer needed and that Chelsea have declared an interest.

Juventus were also rumoured to be in the hunt but Chelsea are reported to have met with the player's representatives and a fee of €30m is being discussed.

However, the player's agent has told Football Italia that Arsenal have also been in touch about the 23-year old.

Miroslav Bicanic is quaoted as saying: “I heard that Chelsea representatives are in Milan and that Arsenal are also prepared to sign him. Inter are pushing to sell to one of these two clubs who are prepared to pay a sum that satisfies all concerned.

“However, I am currently in Zagreb and there’s plenty of time before transfer deadline day. The matter is not so urgent and until Marcelo signs a contract with another club, he remains an Inter player.”

Brozovic signed for Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in January 2015 and has played over 50 times for the Italian giants, scoring eight goals.