Athletico Paranaense chairman Mario Celso Petraglia has confirmed that Arsenal are keen on signing Bruno Guimaraes.
Reports last month stated that Arsenal and Chelsea are battling it out to land Guimaraes and scouts have been deployed to Brazil to watch the 22-year-old holding midfielder in action.
Both London clubs are on the observation post for midfield reinforcements and the feedback the club have received on Guimaraes has been extremely positive.
However, the PL duo will have to see off competition from SL Benfica for the Brazil Under-23 international.
Athletico Paranaense president Petraglia has revealed that the club received an offer from Benfica for Bruno over the weekend.