With just less than a month for the winter tranfer window to reopen, rumours linking players in and out of clubs have intensified
Latest report according to the Express claims Manchester United and Chelsea are preparing to hijacked Barcelona move for Gremio star Arthur.
Wile Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the 21-year old star, report now has it that the two Premier League clubs have entered the race for Arthur services.
Te Brazilian has been on a fine form this season having helped his Brazilian club won Copa Libertadores title last week.
Mourinho has been given £80million to boost his team dept in January as he seeks to catch up with league leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea on the other hand sees the Brazilain star as a successor to aging Spaniard midfielder Cesc Fabregas according to report.
The highly rated Star was thought to be all set to join Barcelona after he was seen putting on the Catalan jersey.
The highly sought after star refuted the report insisting he hasn’t sign any deal with the La Liga giants.
“We had a meeting but I want to say that there is nothing closed, there is nothing defined,” Arthur told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo.
“I did not sign anything. I’m a Gremio player
“We have not started the negotiations.
“Then, if I sign the contract, I will be a Barcelona player, but this has not happened.
“It has to be something good for me and good for Gremio, which is my home.
“It’s a club that I admire a lot, I came here with 14 years. I’m a gremista at heart, my blood is blue.
“It was only a first contact for them to know my family and for me to meet them.
“Let’s take it easy. There is nothing defined but we did have a conversation.”
Arthur has a £44million release clause in his contract.