Chelsea set to beat Arsenal to signing of Ligue 1 midfield star

Chelsea are considering a move to sign Arsenal target Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain in order to reinforce their ranks, according to Tuttomercatoweb, as reported by the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old is said to be available on a loan deal given that he is not guaranteed a regular starting role under manager Laurent Blanc this season.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen on more reinforcements after his side suffered four losses from their previous nine Premier League games.

WANT MORE? >> Chelsea Transfer News | Arsenal Transfer News

Their recent 2-0 victory over Aston Villa only marked their third victory of the campaign as the current English champions find themselves in 11th place, 10 points away from Manchester City in first.

However, they will have to compete with Juventus, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Fenerbahce, all of whom are also keeping a close eye on the situation of the midfielder.

The Argentina international has so far featured in eight Ligue 1 matches this term, scoring one goal while providing a further three assists.

[ffc-quiz id=”128″]