According to Spanish publication Sport, Arsenal have been joined by the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City of their pursuit of Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.
The Gunners have already had a suggestion knocked again for the previous Liverpool midfielder and will make an effort to safe his signature within the coming weeks. Coutinho’s Barcelona dream has not gone as deliberate, as he was solid apart by then-manager Ernesto Valverde.
The Brazilian worldwide is at present on mortgage at Bayern Munich and is about to return to Barcelona subsequent month. Arsenal are fascinated by bringing him again the Premier League and are anticipated to make one other provide shortly.
While Tottenham are additionally , Leicester have been talked about as a wildcard vacation spot for the Barcelona man, who might be tempted by a reunion with former supervisor Brendan Rodgers on the King Power Stadium.
The report additionally means that Coutinho is eyeing a possible return to Liverpool. However, the Reds are unlikely to make a transfer for him and are anticipated to have a quiet summer time to the monetary affect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barcelona are eager to chop their losses and offload the Brazilian, who has not glad expectations since his record-breaking transfer to the Camp Nou in January 2018.
Arsenal getting ready for pivotal summer time to finish on all fronts
Arsenal have reportedly been thwarted of their first try to signal Coutinho and it stays to be seen in the event that they return with a greater provide. The Gunners are getting ready for an essential summer time, as Mikel Arteta appears to be like to fine-tune his squad and make them a power to be reckoned with as soon as once more.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract scenario is a big trigger for concern, with the Gabonese worldwide but to place pen to paper on a brand new deal.
Arsenal may half methods with their talismanic striker if he fails to agree a deal however are reportedly assured that he’ll renew his contract.
Additionally, the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been linked with strikes away from the membership. Arsenal are anticipated to money in on just a few gamers to fund potential incomings and have additionally been linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
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Published 30 Jul 2020, 12:34 IST