Reyes expects Joaquin move
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes has revealed he expects Joaquin to join Chelsea.Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes has revealed he expects Spain international colleague Joaquin to join Chelsea.
The duo are good friends off the pitch having both grown up in Seville and come through the ranks at local rivals Sevilla and Real Betis respectively.
Reyes made the switch to English football during last winter's transfer window and has gone on to establish himself as a top-level performer in The Premiership.
He now anticipates Joaquin to do the same at Chelsea, despite protestations from both that player and his club that he will not be moving on in January.
"I have a lot of contact with Joaquin and logically it would be better if he came to live in London," Reyes told Sport.
"In his first few days he will find himself very rushed, but then he will have time to see everything."
Reyes admits The Blues will become an even tougher proposition if Joaquin does switch to Stamford Bridge, but remains confident The Gunners can overcome their London rivals in the title chase.
"Chelsea is a rival that will fight for the league, they have a great team and with Joaquin they would be an even more difficult opponent," he continued.
"But Arsenal are capable of catching Chelsea, even though they might soon have Joaquin."