Arsenal ‘offered Chelsea target Denis Suarez by Barcelona’ as Unai Emery seeks replacement for Aaron Ramsey
- Denis Suarez has emerged as a key target for Arsenal as they eye a midfielder
- Unai Emery is assessing his options as he prepares to let Aaron Ramsey leave
- Suarez is out of favour at Barca and is attracting lots of Premier League interest
Arsenal ‘have been offered Denis Suarez’ as club weigh up Barcelona midfielder as replacement for outgoing Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman’s contract is up at the Emirates Stadium in the summer and the club are already looking at their options in replacing him with Suarez a leading contender.
According to the Independent, representatives of the Barcelona man have offered him to top Premier League clubs in a reduced £14m deal.
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has emerged as a key target for Arsenal in January
The 24-year-old is struggling for game time and is widely expected to leave Barcelona
Suarez has privately been told he is surplus to requirements by Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde and he is free to leave the club in search of regular first-team football.
With London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham also retaining an interest in the midfielder, a previous loan spell could give Arsenal the edge.
The 24-year-old playmaker worked with Arsenal boss Unai Emery while on a season-long at Sevilla so the Gunners manager already has a working relationship with the player.
Suarez has left Barcelona in the past when he moved to Villarreal but that move included a buyback clause of £3.1m – it was triggered after one successful season.
For Arsenal, the decision not to provide Ramsey with a new contract means they are in need of new creative options in the centre of the park as Emery continues to model the side in his vision since taking over from Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen on Suarez having worked together briefly at Sevilla
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