Real Madrid To Beat Arsenal To Major Transfer Target

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He’s going to the Bernabeu…

Arsenal are set to miss out on Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva to Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mail.

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The Brazilian is highly rated by Arsene Wenger, but it seems that Los Blancos have swooped for the player before the Gunners could react.

Madrid are interested in the 21-year-old as a replacement for Xabi Alonso – who left for Bayern Munich in the summer.

The South American has made 33 appearances for Cruzeiro this season, and is a key player for the side. His performances in the Brazilian league are part of why he has been targeted for a move to Europe.

This will be a big miss for the North London club as Silva is a defensive midfielder – which is a key area in which they need strengthening. T

he club have recently signed Krystian Bielik who can play there, but at 17-years-old it is unlikely that he will be able to make an impact on the first team anytime soon.

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