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Arsenal And Inter Milan Chase £15.5m FC Porto Hardman

Emirates and San Siro clubs fight for Estádio do Dragão star.

Arsenal and Inter Milan will go head-to-head this summer in their pursuit of FC Porto midfielder Fernando Francisco Reges.

The 23-year-old has impressed with his ball-winning skills during his side’s incredible season winning the Portuguese title and Europa League.

Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger and his Milan counter-part Leonardo both sent scouts to watch the Brazilian in action during the Europa League final and came back with glowing reports.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Milan are now ready to make a bid for the defensive midfielder but face stiff competition from Arsenal.

Wenger believes Reges will add grit and energy to his midfield and a bid of around £15.5million should be enough for him to leave Portugal.

Arsenal will need additional cover in that position following Denilson’s decision to leave the club.

Reges is not the only Porto player on the radar of the Frenchman. Centre-back Rolando and striker Falcao are both possible signings to the Emirates this summer.

Following a difficult end of season for Arsenal, Wenger has promised fans he will be very active during the summer transfer window.

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