Arsenal Target Alexis' Chile Teammate Having Scouted Midfielder Since Last Summer
Arsenal are contemplating a bid for Chile international Charles Aranguiz having scouted the player since last summer. The Mirror report that the playmaker caught Arsene Wenger's eye at the World Cup and the boss ordered scouts to track his progress since.
Aranguiz, 25, plays for Brazilian club Internacional, although he is third party owned. Despite the complex ownership, the midfielder is believed to be available for just £5.5million which seems ludicrously good value for a player who scored 10 and assisted 4 in 29 games last season.
The Chilean shares an agent with Alexis Sanchez and wouldn't struggle with a work permit due to having been part-owned by European clubs such as Udinese and Granada in the past.