If you believe daily express’ reports this morning, Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head to head for the signature of France under 21 midfielder Imbula and both are prepared to play as much as 25 million pounds for the player. Giannelli Imbula was linked to a move to the 2 London clubs in the just concluded summer transfer window but he instead choose to join Olympic Marseille in a £6.3m deal from Guingamp.
According to the reports, Marseille are open to selling the player the only just signed if a bid of about 25 million pounds comes in for the player. High rated Imbula was voted the “best player of ligue 2” in the just concluded season and was influential in France triumph in the summer under 21 world cup. He has played a total of 5 games for Marseille this season scoring one goal.
Imbula is a Congolese but has pledged his allegiance to France after representing the French at Under 21 level.