Charles Aranguiz waiting for offers from Arsenal & Chelsea

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Arsenal have been told that Chile star Charles Aranguiz is very interested in moving to the Premier League this summer, at least according to his agent.

The Gunners are believed to be have been tracking the versatile playmaker for some time and may well have had scouts present during the recent Copa America tournament.

Aranguiz started all six of Chile's games, playing a key role as they went on to claim the trophy for the first time in their history.


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Now 26 years old and currently plying his trade in the Brazilian league with Internacional, Aranguiz has been tipped to finally make the move to Europe this summer and already has a concrete offer from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille.

However, Cesar Behling, who represents the player, has claimed that his client is determined to delay any deal with Marseille as he wants to see if either Arsenal or Chelsea, who are also believed to be tracking the player, make him an offer.

"Aranguiz prefers the Premier League," Behling told The Mirror.

"But Marseille and Ligue 1 also have a great reputation and can't be ruled out."

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Arsenal move

While Arsenal seems like a good place for this technical and diminutive player to go, Arsene Wenger currently boasts an embarrassment of riches in midfield, already struggling to share playing time between Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere.

There are also high hopes for youngsters Gedion Zelalem and Dan Crowley with Wenger unlikely to sign a squad player if it means stunting the development of either of them.

Aranguiz, who would almost certainly relish the chance to team up with his compatriot Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates, would struggle to offer anything different.

Chelsea move

A move to Stamford Bridge appears more viable, but only if current Chelsea midfielder Oscar completes his expected exit. The Brazilian has found himself out of favour under Jose Mourinho and has been linked with a move to Juventus.

There are few others who can play that advanced midfield role in the current Chelsea team and Mourinho is likely to dip into the transfer market to replace Oscar should he leave.


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