Arsenal and Chelsea battle over star midfielder

Arsenal and Chelsea are ready to splurge on Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, with the London pair embroiled in a battle for the star’s signature according to Metro.

The Gunners were linked with the Croatia international a couple of years ago, but the all-action midfielder opted for a switch to the San Siro.

With Brozovic impressing for the Serie A giants and growing in stature over two seasons in Italy, the Premier League sides have been alerted and are keen to bring him to England.

The report suggests that a fee in the region of £20 million will be needed to convince Roberto Mancini’s men to part company with their prize asset.

Arsenal are expected to bolster their midfield options this summer as a number of Arsene Wenger’s squad players are getting older.

Chelsea will have a new permanent manager in place and will no doubt going on a spending spree to refresh the playing personnel and look to fight for honours next season.