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Arsenal's move to sign Coutinho on loan is at an 'advanced' stage

Arsenal ‘love’ Philippe Coutinho and their move to sign him on loan is now at an ‘advanced’ stage as Barcelona attempt to ship unwanted stars to the Premier League in bid to raise cash

  • Barcelona are desperate to offload Philippe Coutinho after his struggles 
  • The former Liverpool midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal
  • It has been reported that Arsenal’s move for Coutinho is at an ‘advanced stage’
  • Coutinho is still on loan at Bayern Munich but won’t sign there permanently 

Arsenal’s loan pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is at an advanced stage, according to reports in Spain.

Barcelona are desperately looking to offload Coutinho – currently on loan at Bayern Munich, but who will not sign him permanently – after his struggles at the Nou Camp following his £145million deal from Liverpool in January 2018.

And according to Spanish publication Sport, Coutinho’s loan move to Arsenal is drawing ever closer. They c,aim the Gunners ‘love’ the Brazilian midfielder.

Arsenal are in hot pursuit of Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, currently on loan at Bayern Munich

Coutinho’s move to Barcelona hasn’t worked out as either party would have planned

Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is having an ever-growing influence at the Emirates having already brought David Luiz and Cedric Soares to the club, while also looking to get another one of his clients, Willian, over the line from Chelsea.

Mikel Arteta is hoping to add Brazilian stars Coutinho and Willian to his books as he looks to rejuvenate his squad following a turbulent domestic season that ended on a high thanks to FA Cup glory.

Barca are looking to ship out their unwanted stars to the Premier League in a bid to raise vital funds following a nightmare end to the season, in which they lost out on the title to Real Madrid.

And another Barcelona player who could be heading to England is Martin Braithwaite.

Manager Mikel Arteta is desperate to add some much-needed quality to his Arsenal squad

The report also claims that West Ham have reappeared on the scene to sign the forward after showing interest in him back in January. 

It has believed that there is optimism, just like with the Coutinho saga, that a deal can be agreed between Barcelona and West Ham.  

And finally, Barcelona are looking to sell Jean-Clair Todibo. They are hoping to raise £18m plus £4.5m in add-ons but Everton have reportedly cooled their interest.

Todibo has caught the eye of Roma but the centre-back would rather hold out on a move to England. 

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite




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