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Several outlets are reporting that Arsenal are preparing a serious bid for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

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Several outlets are reporting that Arsenal are preparing a serious bid for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) says that Mancini would like to arrange some spending money for the coming transfer window and that Brozovic will be available for the right price, which, apparently, Arsenal are willing to match.

Calciomercato claimed a few days ago that Arsenal had already put in an official bid at somewhere between £12 million and £14 million for Broz, though that figure was never confirmed.

As a reminder, Brozovic began an 18-month loan spell from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb this summer, and Inter Milan have the first choice to buy the player when the loan period lapses next winter.

To me, it wouldn't make sense to sell Brozovic at this point in time. He personally has been in great form, and Inter appear to be a much better side when he is in the lineup than when he is not. And, as other writers have posited, it seems like a very tricky gamble for Inter to sell Brozovic and then hope to buy a player at least as good as him for a smaller price. It's a gamble that I myself would not take given the form of both Broz and the side.