Chelsea in pole position to sign Arsenal target this summer
Chelsea are ahead of Arsenal in the battle to sign Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon, reports state.
The Gunners have entered the race to sign the left-back, who enjoyed a magnificent season on loan at Sevilla, and working under Mikel Arteta is an appealing possibility for Sergio Reguilon.
However, report guarantee Chelsea remain in pole position after qualifying for the Champions League, while Arsenal are set for another stretch in the Europa League next season.
The Blues have just signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech and Chelsea’ spending influence is another enormous advantage over Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s endeavors to upgrade his squad has been hampered by financial issues at the club, but the Arsenal manager is still eager to do a lot of business this summer, regardless of whether that implies offloading a few of his players to raise funds.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made the signing of a left-back and had reserved Ben Chilwell as his top target.
Leicester City, notwithstanding, need over £80m for the 23-year-old while Real Madrid are accepted to be after £23m for Sergio Reguilon.
Arsenal are however supported by Kia Joorabchian, who has also purportedly taken on Sergio Reguilon as a client.
Kia Joorabchian has close binds with Arsenal’s hierarchy and as of now has a few players at the club, including Cedric Soares and David Luiz.
Chelsea remain the leaders, but will face stiff competition from Napoli for Sergio Reguilon’s signature, just as Arsenal.
Real Madrid are ready to take advantage of Sergio Reguilon as they have an abundance of alternatives at left-back, however may hope to embed a buy-back clause into any deal.