Arsenal planning shock move for £20m-rated Brazilian midfielder

Gunners are desperate to sign Lille player Thiago Mendes and set to battle with Chelsea for the footballer. London club need a new creative midfielder to strengthen the squad Brazil international is the best choice in this situation. He has a fantastic season and paid attention.

Unai Emery ready to spend big money on the footballer in July when the transfer window opens again. Blues also keen to sign him and there will be a real battle for the player. His price could increase and become much more. Mendes joined the French club from Sao Paulo in 2017 with a €10m deal.

He became an unchanged figure for the club and played many matches excellently since joining. In this campaign, Thiago already played 28 games and made two assists in all tournament. It is an impressive result, and he can do much more with high-class partners.

The Brazilian midfielder has contracted with the Les Dogues until 2022, and his release clause is nearly €20m. English club will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Chelsea also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

Arsenal have a good result in the Premier League as they are in a fourth place in the table and have a big chance to get the Champions League ticket. London club also reached the Europa League quarter-final, and they have to face Napoli in April. Gunners also linked with PSG player Adrien Rabiot, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, Real Madrid attacker Isco, Lille forward Nicolas Pepe and Sporting superstar Bruno Fernandes.