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Mourinho exit opens door for Arsenal to pip Chelsea to £11.9 Serie A talent

Jose Mourinho’s departure from Stamford Bridge means that Arsenal have overtaken Chelsea as the favourite destination for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

According to the Mirror, the Blues had been well placed to secure Brozovic’s future, having been attracted by the three-goal midfielder so far this term.

However, the tabloid note that any hopes the Stamford Bridge outfit had of signing the 23-year-old have been ‘scuppered’ by Mourinho’s dismissal, indicating perhaps that the Portuguese coach specifically was influential in the player’s arrival, or that there may not be the lingering interest in Brozovic in west London following the manager’s exit.

With Chelsea potentially out of the running, it would appear as though the door is opened for one of the player’s other suitors, ahead of a potential January move.

Arsenal and Barcelona may well find themselves in pole position to recruit Brozovic, while the Mirror name Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla as further interested parties.

According to the Calciomercato [via the Metro], Inter would be willing to let the Croatia international leave for £11.9 million.

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