Joao Moutinho turned down consistent success in Primeira Liga for cash in Ligue 1. Will he do the opposite to join the Gunners?
Arsenal and Chelsea have received a boost in their bids for Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho with the French club ready to sell their ace.
According to Squawka and the Express, Arsenal have been cleared to sign the 28-year-old Portuguese international midfielder after two years with Monaco. Moutinho first joined Monaco in 2013 for £18 million as part of a double-transfer out of Porto that included his teammate James Rodriguez, but Rodriguez was sold the following season and Moutinho hasn’t been the superstar the French outfit was hoping for.
Man United was considered an interested party earlier in the summer, but the Red Devils’ recent acquisitions of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger have left them with more than enough bodies to fill Moutinho’s traditional center back role effectively. The Express reported that Porto are also interested in bringing their former star midfielder back to Portugal.