Arsenal prepare to negotiate to sign Chelsea, Tottenham target
Arsenal are prepare to negotiates with the agent of Philippe Coutinho as Mikel Arteta seeks after a fantasy move, as indicated by reports.
Philippe Coutinho has spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich in after battling to settle in at Barcelona, but the German club have affirmed they won’t sign him permanently.
That choice has driven Coutinho to set his sights towards the Premier League again, where he enjoyed a fruitful spell with Liverpool.
Return to Anfield would not happen for Brazil International, however London-based pair Chelsea and Arsenal have both been connected.
The last are presently supposed to be squeezing ahead with a potential offer, as Le10 Sport (via The Mirror) guarantees that Gunners manager Arteta needs a significant signing to take the club to the next level.
Meeting with the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is said to have been authorized – with Arsenal edgy to beat Chelsea and also London rivals Tottenham to what might be a marquee signing.
The accounts of the deal may scupper Arsenal’s expectations, but it is guaranteed they could sort out a loan for the player with a commitment to get him the next summer.
In other Arsenal news, the club are additionally said to have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the chance of signing their winger Moussa Diaby, who might cost around €30m.
That would make him a less expensive alternative than Coutinho, in spite of the fact that the Gunners may even now need to include players as counterparts for the deal so as to drive the fee down.