Chelsea set to beat Arsenal to Spanish star

Chelsea are set to win the race to sign Real Madrid ace Jese in January according to Metro, with the young forward to choose the Blues over Arsenal.

The homegrown hero is a popular figure with the Santiago Bernabeu fans but does not get regular game time on the pitch for Rafa Benitez’s men due to the presence of Karim Benzema.

With the versatile forward eager to play regular first-team football, it is believed that he could leave the Spanish capital in the next transfer window and that England could well be a destination for him.

Jose Mourinho knows Jese well from their mutual time together at Madrid and the Portuguese trainer will use his relationship with the player to ensure that Chelsea beat Arsenal to the youngster’s signing.

Arsenal have the likes of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud available to feature in the striker position, but have repeatedly been linked with a move to refresh their options.

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