The Metro report that a bidding war could spark between Arsenal and Chelsea this summer over the signature of Luiz Gustavo.
The midfielder has been looking for an exit from Bayern Munich since the arrival of Pep Guardiola and knows with the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez he will struggle to get a game for the treble winners and has caught the eye of several clubs.
Jose Mourinho knows that much of his previous success at Stamford Bridge was due to the various players who occupied the ‘Makelele role’ for him, and given that Michael Essien will not be able to play the amount of games he once could due to injury and age, not to mention the fact that John Obi Mikel is not exactly the player Mourinho once thought he could become, the Special One has his eye on Gustavo and is looking to bring the player who can also slot in across the back four to the club.
Arsene Wenger has seen this summer go rather epically wrong thus far and all his reported targets are now settling in at new clubs, making most of our punters think that this is yet another rumour that will not come to pass and really Chelsea are the club in pole position to land the player. Given the money and also chances to win trophies Chelsea can offer, Gustavo really has only one choice should both clubs make offers for him. Sadly for Wenger, you do not get an open topped bus tour of London for getting 4th place in the Premier League.