Thursday November 29 2012
Arsenal-Chelsea duel for Matri

It’s reported that Arsenal and Chelsea are doing battle over €16m-rated Juventus striker Alessandro Matri.

The former Cagliari forward is available during the January transfer window after falling down the pecking order in Turin.

Arsenal were linked with a bid this week, possibly in exchange for Johan Djourou, a report that appeared in both Italian and English media.

However, it is now suggested that Chelsea are also prepared to make an offer for Matri and have already made enquiries.

The 28-year-old is thought to have a price-tag worth €16m – around £12.9m.