Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have roared in the face of their Arsenal counterparts following reports from German publication Bild that they could scupper a blockbuster move.
Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been linked with a move to the Gunners, as well as Liverpool, though the report claims the Blues have now firmly entered the race.
The Armenian midfielder will soon be entering the final year of his deal at Signal Iduna Park and has reportedly rejected the club’s offer of fresh terms.
An attacking midfielder of some stature, he’s scored 10 goals and helped create a whopping 30 more in just 49 games.
Current Number 10 Oscar has been frequently linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge as incoming manager Antonio Conte plots what is likely to be a major summer squad overhaul.
Their miserable title defence is likely to see major names come in and out of the Stamford Bridge halls over the course of the summer.