There are some worried faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Metro note that Luiz Gustavo is set to make a decision over his future on Thursday.
The Bayern Munich midfielder is wanted by both Arsenal and Chelsea this summer and the only thing that looks certain is that he will be leaving the Allianz Arena after slipping down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola.
The new Spanish manager has made it clear that Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez are his top picks in the centre of the park.
Jose Mourinho is keen on the player after coming to the conclusion that John Obi Mikel is not up to scratch and needs to be shipped out of the club and knowing that Michael Essien cannot play the amount of games he used too.
The Special One is fully aware that a huge proportion of his success last time at the Blues was built around midfield enforcer Claude Makelele and is keen to buy a modern day version.
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are also keen on the player who has spoken about his admiration for the club and desire for a potential move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman is fully aware that he needs to bring in a strong player in the middle of the park and someone who will placate fans should he fail to land top target of the summer Luis Suarez.
Will Arsenal beat their rivals to the signature of Luiz Gustavo following his recent compliments? Let us know your thoughts below.
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