Chelsea eye Barcelona target Arthur as long-term Cesc Fabregas replacement

Arthur in action for Gremio
Arthur in action for Gremio (Getty)

Chelsea are preparing to rival Barcelona for the signature of exciting Brazilian midfielder Arthur, according to reports.

The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Nou Camp, with comparisons already being made with Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Arthur was pictured wearing a Barcelona shirt and standing alongside a representative of the Spanish club last week.

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