Arsenal and Chelsea are believed to be set to battle for the signatures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and N’Golo Kante, a battle we would surely win right?
Both London sides are looking to strengthen this summer, as they both look to return to the top of the English top division, and two of the best footballers in Europe this year are believed to be open to moving.
Kante was hugely impressive since joining the Foxes 12 months ago, and was even hailed as the best player in the PL by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The midfielder has just tasted Premier League success with Leicester, and would be set for his first campaign in the Champions League in the coming year, should he stay put.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also enjoyed a thoroughly impressive season, helping Dortmund to finish second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, while scoring a huge 23 goals and assisting 30 in all competitions.
The Armenian international is out of contract in a year’s time, and has so far rejected the advances of his current club to tie him down to a new deal. He is also claimed to have sent family members to look at houses in London, which has highlighted the belief that he could be joining one of Arsenal or Chelsea.
A move to West London would not grant either player any European football for at least 12 months, which could come as a blow as Kante seeks a move to a big club.
Arsenal on the other-hand finished in second-place in the division, and would surely prove a more attractive place to play, especially with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to play alongside.
Are Chelsea actual rivals in the transfer market this summer? Or does their distinct lack of European football strongly effect their attraction?