Done: Arsenal beat Chelsea to sign new Cafu

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Chelsea are said to be interested in rivalling Arsenal for the signature of Brazilian youngster Emerson.

 According to the Guardian, the Atletico Mineiro defender is on Arsenal’s radar ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

Reports emerging in South America have suggested that the player is in advanced talks over a deal to join the Gunners, with Unai Emery’s side viewing the youngster as their long-term solution at right-back.

Chelsea are said to hold a similar view, as they continue to look far and wide to pick up some of the best young talents.

Emerson, who could join his namesake at Stamford Bridge, is very highly rated in Brazil and is attracting interest from a host of top European clubs.

Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have previously been credited with an interest in signing the player.

With Davide Zappacosta unable to oust Cesar Azpilicueta on the right-hand side of the defence, Emerson would certainly be viewed as one for the future.

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