Arsenal to enter talks to sign Marcelo Brozovic

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Arsenal are poised to enter talks with Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who has been compared to Barcelona legend Xavi, after submitting a new and improved bid for the player.

This is according to the Express, who cite reports in Croatia as claiming that Arsenal are currently at the front of the queue to sign the talented 22-year-old, whose style of play has also been likened to that of Real Madrid midfielder - and former Tottenham star - Luka Modric.

Arsenal have been linked with Brozovic on numerous occasions in recent months. It was reported in September that the Gunners had sent scouts to watch the midfielder, while last month it was speculated that Arsenal were planning a £5 million bid.

Wenger a fan of Brozovic

But Arsene Wenger may need to be a little more generous with his offer in order to land Brozovic, who is one of European football’s most sought-after young players.

It’s believed that Wenger feels the player, who has already played seven times for the Croatia international team, possesses the required ability and mentality to fit into Arsenal’s current system.

And with the Gunners on the hunt for a new holding midfielder, Brozovic would be a relatively cheap option with the potential to become a household name over the forthcoming years.

Work permit

It’s also understood that the Croatian would have little trouble obtaining a work permit if a deal is reached between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb.

Brozovic is a composed footballer who boasts an excellent range of passing - and his fine form has been one of the reasons why Dinamo remain unbeaten in the Croatian top flight this season.

Dinamo have already lost one of their best players this year - Alen Halilovic to Barcelona - and will be keen to secure the services of Brozovic for the second half of the campaign.

However, now that Arsenal appear to have made Dinamo an irresistible offer it seems likely that Brozovic - provided he wants the move - will join Arsenal next month.

Krystian Bielik

Meanwhile, Arsenal are also confident of completing the signing of Polish wonderkid Krystian Bielik. It’s understood that a £1.6 million fee will be enough to bring the Poland Under-16 international to the Emirates Stadium.

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