Chelsea want to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder – report

Chelsea want to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur in January, according to reports

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Chelsea want to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Gremio next year, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the west London club are rivalling Barcelona in the pursuit of the 21-year-old as Antonio Conte begins to ponder bolstering his Chelsea squad in the January transfer window.

The same report says that Chelsea view Arthur as a potential long-term replacement for 30-year-old Cesc Fabregas in the Blues team.

The story also reports that Arthur currently has a £44m release clause in his contract with Gremio.

Barcelona are said to be leading the race for the Brazilian, but Chelsea are also thought to be keen on trying to bring him to Stamford Bridge next year.

He is being touted as a possible target for the west London side because Chelsea boss Conte is said to be keen on lowering the average age of his squad at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the January transfer window draws ever nearer.

The west London side were one of the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window as they secured deals for six players before the deadline, including the likes of Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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