Jose Mourinho to hijack Arsenal deal

Chelsea have joined the race to sign Chilean midfielder Charles Aranguiz - the international team-mate of Alexis Sanchez who previously declared that it would be a dream come true to join Arsenal. Jose Mourinho has been monitoring the 25-year-old closely and is considering an attempt to lure the South American schemer to Stamford Bridge ahead of the Gunners. Aranguiz currently plies his trade for Brazilian side Internacional, and although their sporting director Carlos Pellegrini denied the club has even considered cashing in on him, it will be difficult to keep hold of the player if either Premier League club comes calling. Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in the playmaker ever since the World Cup in Brazil last summer, but Aranguiz is yet to receive any formal contact from the Emirates.